Pierre Chartier de Baulne, French Louisiana attorney general in 1719, held the earliest land grant at the former village of the Colapissas on Chapitoulas (Metairie) Road. His family first colonists to live nearby. — — Map (db m92953) HM
To the left, along the aisle, is a row of burial crypts which also served as the wall of the cemetery on Basin Street. Because of their arched shape they were commonly known as “oven” vaults.
Constructed probably in the middle of the . . . — — Map (db m51640) HM
114 Magazine Street stands on property donated by noted philanthropist Paul Tulane to Tulane University on June 30, 1882. This property was part of the donation by Mr. Tulane which created Tulane University in 1882.
114 Magazine was designed . . . — — Map (db m102526) HM
127-129 Carondelet Street was designed by James Gallier, Sr., the prominent architect who built Gallier Hall and other landmark New Orleans buildings, and it was constructed in the 1840’s. It joined a row of buildings that Gallier erected along . . . — — Map (db m171074) HM
On August 29, 2005, a federal floodwall atop a levee on the 17th Street Canal, the largest and most important drainage Canal for the city, gave way here causing flooding that killed hundreds. This breach was one of 50 ruptures in the Federal Flood . . . — — Map (db m92897) HM
This 8 in. Columbaid, cast of Alabama iron by the Confederates at Selma, Ala. was mounted in Spanish Fort, Mobile Bay.
The Fifth Company Slocomb's Battery Battallion Washington Artillery of New Orleans, during the siege of that fort by the U.S. . . . — — Map (db m38901) HM
The Academy of the Sacred Heart was founded in 1887. It has continued to serve as a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls, offering 15 years of instruction from nursery school through high school. The Rosary, as Sacred Heart is . . . — — Map (db m95686) HM
Erected for John I. Adams, merchant, who in 1860 purchased this part of the former plantation of Jacques Francois de Livaudais, built this house and made his residence here until 1896.
Subsequent family ownerships were
Ferdinand Reusch – . . . — — Map (db m51518) HM
Plantation of Louis Allard was purchased by his grandfather, Don Santiago Lorreins in 1770's from estate of Francisco Hery, called Duplanty, builder of the first Cabildo Building in N.O. in 1769. Acquired from Allard in 1845 by J. McDonough —- . . . — — Map (db m93085) HM
AMERICA'S FIRST MOVIE THEATER
On July 26, 1896, William T. "Pop" Rock & Walter J. Wainwright, shown with 2 patrons, and projectionist William Reed (r to l) opened the first indoor seated movie theater in the United States.
VITASCOPE HALL . . . — — Map (db m170447) HM
In 1830 the Pontchartrain rail road was built along Elysian Fields to the lake, with half of its route through lands owned by Bernard Marigny. To accommodate settlers, Marigny and his cousin, Nicholas d'Estrehan subdivided the backlands of Faubourg . . . — — Map (db m102848) HM
This memorial is a complex of private property of the Catholic Church of New Orleans.
Located on the grounds are several buildings of which the most notable is the OLD URSULINE CONVENT – ARCHIEPISCOPAL RESIDENCE erected by order of King . . . — — Map (db m51313) HM
On June 6, 1944, the three slabs of steel reinforced concrete before you constituted 20 feet and 16 tons of German fortified coastline that ran from the Franco-Spanish border in the south to Norway, over 2,400 miles to the north. "Atlantic Wall" . . . — — Map (db m102717) HM WM
The history of the land bordered by St. Charles Avenue, Exposition Boulevard, Walnut Street and the Mississippi River - now known as Audubon Park - is as rich as any New Orleans tale. Originally comprised of abutting tracts of plantation land owned . . . — — Map (db m114287) HM
This typical creole cottage probably built before 1813, is considered the traditional site of the studio of famed naturalist painter, John James Audubon, and the place in which he completed his classic “Birds of America” series during . . . — — Map (db m51356) HM
In The Beginning The land that is now Audubon Park was once a large sugar plantation owned by Etienne de Bore, the first mayor of New Orleans. In 1871, the property was sold to the city for use as "Upper City Park" and a site for a new . . . — — Map (db m117221) HM
In the 1950's, Audubon Zoo became the first zoo to successfully breed whooping cranes. The only previous captive birth was at a Texas wildlife refuge. That chick's mother, Josephine, hailed from Audubon Zoo. One of only two remaining cranes from a . . . — — Map (db m117218) HM
Erected 1842 as a two-story house for Mme. Augustine Eugenie de Lassize widow of Louis Robert Avart J.N.B. de Pouilly and Ernest Goudchauz architect-builders
From 1906 through 1923 it was the residence and studio of the artist Achille . . . — — Map (db m51416) HM
Type: 57 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Weight: 10,273 lbs (5.1 tons) Rate of Fire: 105-120 rounds per minute Range: 19,685 ft (3.72 miles) Ammunition: 57x348SR caliber High Explosive and Armor Piercing Crew: 7The Type 59 is the Chinese Variant of the Soviet . . . — — Map (db m162916) HM
Built by Bickle, Hamlet & Fox; the iron fence and gates were made by Sterling & Co. of New York.
In 1840 the building was damaged by fire and repairs were made; another fire occurred in 1861 after which the structure was again restored and the . . . — — Map (db m117860) HM
The original Bank of Louisiana in New Orleans was chartered by Governor Claiborne in 1804 and its board included Julien Poydras and John McDonogh. The bank was formed after the Louisiana Purchase to provide the currency for the citizens of Louisiana . . . — — Map (db m51591) HM
These buildings were once
part of the notable
block – long structure,
Erected in 1833 by
Charles F. Zimpel, Architect
A glass-roofed arcade extended
from Natchez to Gravier Streets,
The upper . . . — — Map (db m102527) HM
[ inscriptions, west face, base :]
September 14th 1874
In honor of those Americans on both sides who died in the Battle of Liberty Place
Members of the Metropolitan Police:
John H. H. Camp • John Kennedy • Edward Simon • . . . — — Map (db m34742) WM
It was twenty years ago today,
John Lennon brought the band to play.
This plaque commemorates the 20th anniversary of The Beatles only concert performance in Louisiana
September 16, 1964, City Park Stadium
WRNO Radio to . . . — — Map (db m87847) HM
Type: Twin Engine Trainer Weight: 9,300 lbs Armament: Two - .30 caliber machine guns used as gunnery trainer Engine: Two Pratt and Whitney R985 Radials, 450 hp each Max Speed: 215 mph Range: 745 miles Service Ceiling: 20,000 ft. Crew: 2-3 Number . . . — — Map (db m160469) HM
Erected 1859 for Nicholas M. Benachi Consul of Greece in New Orleans, the fine Greek Revival house was once known as the "Rendezvous Des Chasseurs" purchased in 1886 by Joseph and Peter Torre whose family residence it was until it was . . . — — Map (db m155687) HM
Incised on stone:
Peace is based on the respect of the right of others.
1806 - 1872
The People of Mexico to the people of the United States of America.
El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz.
BENITO JUAREZ . . . — — Map (db m86112) HM
Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville (1785-1868) a wealthy land-owner, served in the U.S. Army, participated in framing the first and second constitutions of Louisiana, and served in the Louisiana Territorial Legislature. He also was elected President . . . — — Map (db m51643) HM
Here, on a plantation granted to him on March 27, 1719 by the company of the Indies, stood the residence of Jean Baptiste LeMoyne de Bienville, founder of New Orleans. This plantation was sold by Bienville on April 11, 1726 to the Jesuit Fathers . . . — — Map (db m132517) HM
This is to certify that
918-920 Poydras Street
was entered into the
National Registry of Historic Places
as part of the
Upper Central Business District Historic District
under the provisions of the
National Historic Preservation Act . . . — — Map (db m133954) HM
African-American Creole guitar and banjo player, songwriter, composer, singer, author, historian, teacher, storyteller, humorist, actor and painter. Jazz Hall of Fame member. Recipient of National Endowment of the Arts Music Master Award and . . . — — Map (db m51525) HM
Erected in 1832 by Antoine Louis Boimaré, bookseller and Louisiana historiographer, the building was completed by Louis Bartehelemy Macary who bought the unfinished house in 1835. The granite arcade and lead-ornamented transoms are excellent . . . — — Map (db m51332) HM
This site 1781-1820 plantation of Jean Etienne Boré (1741-1820) First Mayor of N.O. 1803-1804. Here Boré first granulated sugar in 1795. Purchased for park in 1871. Site of World's Industrial & Cotton Centennial Exposition 1884-1885. — — Map (db m117167) HM
Built in 1795
by Bartholome Bosque, a native of
Palma, Majorca; father of Suzette
Bosque, third wife of Louisiana’s
first American governor
On this site stood the house of
Don Bernardo de Galvez
Spanish Governor . . . — — Map (db m51412) HM
The design of this post-Civil War mansion of a prominent Louisiana sugar planter, attributed to James Freret, architect, reflects the influence of the French “Ecole des Beaux Arts,” where he studied from 1860 to 1862. Residence of Walter . . . — — Map (db m51519) HM
James H. Calrow, architect
Charles Pride, builder
Owned by Brevard heirs until 1869 purchased then by Emory Clapp, who added the library wing on the left. It remained in the Clapp family until 1935.
It was then owned and occupied by the . . . — — Map (db m51523) HM
One of three once identical adjacent houses erected in 1834 by Henry R. Denis, attorney Owned by Michel Douradou Bringier 1837-1850 Owned by Edward Barnett, notary – attorney 1850-1876 Remodeled and enlarged by him in 1859 Elijah Cox, . . . — — Map (db m51315) HM
Since 1869 the Brothers and their colleagues have touched the hearts and shaped the lives of the City's youth. As St. Aloysius in the Vieux Carre, Cor Jesu on this site and, since merging in 1969 into Brother Martin High School, belief in God, love . . . — — Map (db m97461) HM
Henry Roeland Byrd "Professor Longhair" (1918-1980), pianist, composer, and singer, lived here at 1738-40 Terpsichore from 1979 until his death. In the 1950’s he recorded several singles including “Bald Head”, "Big Chief", . . . — — Map (db m163869) HM
The original French market coffee stand, serving café au lait and hot beignets (French doughnuts) 24 hours a day, year around. This familiar New Orleans landmark has been located in the French market since the early 1860’s. — — Map (db m95381) HM
Barthelemy Campanel purchased this site in 1806 and likely built this cottage and two adjacent Toulouse Street cottages in 1811 as rental property.
Campanel, a free man of color, operated a hardware store on North Peters Street, and his family . . . — — Map (db m51359) HM
Canal Street, New Orleans’ widest thoroughfare, has long served as the retail heart of the city. With its broad “neutral ground," it is the traditional dividing line between uptown and downtown and represents two centuries of American . . . — — Map (db m51605) HM
Louisiana provided the largest number of black Union troops during the Civil War. Many lie buried here. The most notable, Capt. Andre Cailloux, fell while courageously leading a charge of the Louisiana Native Guards in 1863 at Port Hudson, La. . . . — — Map (db m161738) HM
Captain Le Verrier Cooley (1855-1931) one of the last of the old-time Mississippi River steamboatmen built this house in 1896 and made it his home until 1925.Captain Cooley's career on the river spanned 62 years and he operated no less than 7 . . . — — Map (db m155701) HM
The cornerstone of the monastery was laid in April, 1891, James Freret, Architect, Fred Reusch, Jr, Builder. Founded by the Discalced Carmelite nuns, a contemplative and strictly cloistered order of nuns restored to the primitive rule established . . . — — Map (db m102850) HM
James Freret, Architect Ferdinand Reusch, Jr., Builder Dedicated on November 12, 1895, as the Chapel of Reparations and Monastery of the Discalced Nuns. The cornerstone was laid in 1891 by Archbishop Francis Janssens. The Carmelites, a Catholic . . . — — Map (db m102860) HM
In 1833, real estate investors commissioned surveyor Charles F.
Zimpel to lay out the former Macarty sugar plantation
into lots, squares, and streets that formed the village of
Carrollton. Reportedly named in honor of General William
Carroll, . . . — — Map (db m155718) HM
[Cast at the top of the marker is a rendering of the church]Church of St. Louis, 1727-1788
Cathedral of St. Louis, King of France
The first church on this site designed by Adrien de Pauger was erected 1724-1727 . . . — — Map (db m21552) HM
Central Congregational Church 1872-2005Central Congregational Church of New Orleans was organized by Rev.
Charles H. Thompson, a theology professor at Straight College and
thirty-two incorporators on June 30, 1872. It was the result of . . . — — Map (db m157209) HM
This cemetery was purchased by Charity Hospital in 1848 and was originally known as Potter's Field. It has historically been used to bury the unclaimed victims from throughout the city including victims of several yellow fever . . . — — Map (db m87256) HM
Col. Charles Didier Dreaux
Born in New Orleans May 11, 1832
First Conf. officer from Louisiana
Killed in the War Between
the States on the field of
honor near Newport News, VA.
On July 5, 1861
His last words were
"Boys steady" . . . — — Map (db m86011) HM WM
This congregation was founded in 1805, the first Episcopal church established in the former Spanish colony after the Louisiana Purchase. In its first service was held in the Cabildo on November 17, 1805. An octagonal Gothic church designed by . . . — — Map (db m104918) HM
Civil Rights Pioneers On November 14, 1960, four six-year-old children in New Orleans became the first African-Americans to integrate "white only" public elementary schools in the Deep South. On that day, three girls enrolled in McDonogh No. 19 . . . — — Map (db m99584) HM
Burial place (right) of second wife of Governor W.C.C. Claiborne, Clarisse Duralde, who died in 1809 at the age of 21.
Myra Clark Gaines (left) was the daughter of Daniel Clark (1769-1813), American consul when Spain ruled city and later . . . — — Map (db m51650) HM
By 1893, Audubon Park was starting to resemble a modern city green space. As interest in improving the park grew, its leaders corresponded with several well-known designers, including Frederick Law Olmsted, to discuss the park's future. In 1898, . . . — — Map (db m114194) HM
These are samples of marble slabs used to adorn tombs and crypts after the opening has been sealed with brick and mortar. The tablets were gathered from areas of the cemetery where they has been put aside after falling from neglected or abandoned . . . — — Map (db m51651) HM
George "Kid Sheik" Cola(r), (1908-1996), cornetist,
trumpeter, pianist, and bandleader, lived
here at 939 Deslonde Street from 1940 to
1988. He was a member of the Eureka Brass
Band, the Olympia Brass Band, had his own
band the Storyville . . . — — Map (db m156482) HM
Built in 1859 for
Colonel Robert H. Short
of Kentucky, commission merchant,
Henry Howard, architect,
Robert Huyghe, builder.
In 1832 this property, which was part of the Lavaudais Plantation was subdivided into city squares.
September 1, . . . — — Map (db m51497) HM
Erected about 1795 by Pedro Commagère after an earlier house on this site was destroyed in the great fire of December 8, 1794.
In 1806 it was occupied in part by John Watkins, mayor of New Orleans and by Mr. Forstall’s store.
Sold by Pedro . . . — — Map (db m51417) HM
In 1832 this site was part of
the J.F.E. Levaudais Plantation and
was acquired under French grant.
Prior to 1880 the property formed
a part of the City of Lafayette,
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
To Dining in the Grand . . . — — Map (db m51662) HM
Congo Square is in the “vicinity” of a spot which Houmas Indians used before the arrival of the French for celebrating their annual corn harvest and was considered sacred ground. The gathering of enslaved African vendors in Congo Square . . . — — Map (db m20954) HM
The French crown granted this property in the early 1700’s to the Marquis de Mezieres, whose influential family furnished planters, soldiers, administrators, and Indian Traders to the French and Spanish regimes. Maurice Conway, nephew and aide of . . . — — Map (db m51337) HM
Built in 1828 by James Lambert and Louis Lemoyne for Simon Cucullu, these six rowhouses survive as the oldest intact row in the Vieux Carré. Desporte Pharmacy operated here from 1887 to 1970.
On this corner once stood the 1730 celestial . . . — — Map (db m51542) HM
Type: Full Tracked Tractor Armored Bulldozer Manufacturer: Caterpillar Weight: 49,400 lbs (24.7 tons) Armament: None Crew: 1 The first Caterpillar D7 rolled out in 1938. US Army Engineers use these dozers to build
roadways, earthworks and . . . — — Map (db m163229) HM
On the eighth day of January, 1815
David Bannister Morgan
Brigadier General U.S.A.
with 400 militia, held his position, called in the British official reports, “The Flanking Battery,” and from which, to employ Gen. Jackson’s . . . — — Map (db m51414) HM
Erected about 1807 by Major General Pierre Denis de la Ronde on whose St. Bernard Parish plantation the first engagement of the Battle of New Orleans was fought on December 23, 1814.
This was de la Ronde’s city residence until his death in 1825, . . . — — Map (db m51541) HM
John “Johnny” DeDroit (1892-1988) cornetist, and bandleader, lived here at 737 Henry Clay Avenue from 1929 until 1933. He was a cornet soloist at age 12 at the Winter Garden Theater on Baronne St., and subsequently played every New . . . — — Map (db m51491) HM
One of three once identical row houses erected in 1834 for Henry Raphael Denis, an attorney.
Dr. Jokichi Takamine (1854-1922), Japanese chemist, philanthropist and co-commissioner for the 1884-1885 World’s Cotton Exposition, is said to have . . . — — Map (db m55033) HM
Erected in 1831 by Dominique Bouligny. Construction was begun by John McLeary and completed by James Crowe. The cast-iron verandah is a later addition.
Bouligny, born in New Orleans in 1773, was a soldier, statesman, and planter. He was a . . . — — Map (db m51317) HM
The Douglas A-26 Invader (designated B-26 between 1948-1965) was a single-pilot, twin-engine light bomber and attack aircraft built by Douglas Aircraft during World War II that also saw service during several of the Cold War's major conflicts. It . . . — — Map (db m160440) HM
This site, history tells us was a favorite location for many duels fought by hot blooded young blades in the romantic Antebellum era of the South. Here, mostly young French and Spanish gentlemen settled their differences with sword and pistols. It . . . — — Map (db m51296) HM
This fine example of late 19th century Italianate architecture was designed by renowned architect G.A. D'Hemecourt and built for Dr. A. Dupaquier in 1879. For many years while a private residence the home was known as The Dupaquier House. Perhaps . . . — — Map (db m131385) HM
This house was bequeathed to the artist and his sister by their maternal uncle Michael Musson. The property was at one time held by Wm. Kenner. Kenner was in New Orleans to assist Wm.C.C. Claiborne in the transfer of New Orleans and Louisiana . . . — — Map (db m51598) HM
French “Impressionist” master whose mother and grandmother were born in New Orleans. Painted many famous subjects on a visit here in 1872-1873 at Musson Home on Esplanade. His “Portrait of Estelle” bought by Delgado Museum. — — Map (db m51292) HM
This land for more than 60 years a part of the electric distribution system serving New Orleans, was donated to the City of New Orleans by New Orleans Public Service, Inc. and named in honor of Thomas Alva Edison, inventor and creative genius, a . . . — — Map (db m80412) HM
The Greek Revival design by architect William A. Freret was built for Edward A. Davis in 1859. Dr. and Mrs. Herman de Bachelle Seebold purchased the home in 1944 and donated the mansion, furnishings and art in 1965 to the Women’s Guild of the New . . . — — Map (db m51517) HM
First wife of Wm.C.C. Claiborne, first American governor of Louisiana. Also memorialized here are her son and her brother, Micajah Green Lewis, who died in a duel defending the honor of his brother-in-law, Benjamin Latrobe, noted architect, designed . . . — — Map (db m51648) HM
An important part
of Louisiana's heritage is the famous
Creole cuisine which produced such
tasty delicacies as the praline, crisp
candy made by adding pecans to boiling
sugar. A similar confection was made
in France with almonds, but . . . — — Map (db m54194) HM
The Louisiana Jockey Club composed of prominent New Orleans citizens, opened the Fair Grounds Course on April 13, 1872. They chose this site which previously had been the scene of Agricultural and Industrial fairs. Through the years five racing . . . — — Map (db m155688) HM
Fannie C Williams Pioneer in Public EducationAs one of New Orleans' premier educators in the first half of the twentieth century, Fannie C. Williams steered this school through decades of challenge and change. An active civic leader, she was . . . — — Map (db m115964) HM
In 1805 Bernard de Marigny began the subdivision of his plantation, creating the first suburb below the original city. As Americans settled up-river, immigrants and free persons of color settled in Faubourg Marigny. — — Map (db m51600) HM
Site of the plantation of Louis Bouligny (1781-1862), soldier, planter, statesman. This Faubourg (suburb), laid out in 1834, was bounded by Upperline, General Taylor, Clara, and the river. — — Map (db m149174) HM
Located on a portion of the Morand-Moreau plantation sold by Claude Faubourg Tremé in 1810 to the city of New Orleans, it became the city’s first subdivision and is considered to be America’s oldest existing African American neighborhood. It was . . . — — Map (db m35124) HM
Here in 1925 William Faulkner, Nobel Laureate, wrote his first novel "Soldiers Pay"
This building was erected in 1840 by the widow of Jean Baptiste LaBranche on a site formerly occupied by part of the yard and buildings of the French Colonial . . . — — Map (db m51418) HM
Organized 1817. The first pastor (1818-1820), the Rev. Sylvester Larned, built a church in 1819 in the plain Gothic Style on St. Charles Street near Gravier Street, William Brand, Architect-Builder. A Greek Revival style church was erected . . . — — Map (db m121832) HM
First Recording Studio of Cosimo Matassa Built circa 1835 With galleries likely added in the 1850s.In 1944, J&M Amusements acquired this building, and Cosimo Matassa soon opened J&M Recording Studio.Oscar "Papa" Celestine, Danny Barker, and The . . . — — Map (db m149066) HM
Established in 1833 by Rev. Dr. Theodore Clapp,
a Congregationalist minister
who served as pastor until 1856.
The church became Unitarian in 1837.
The first church building, known as the Strangers'
Church, could hold more than 2,000 . . . — — Map (db m155967) HM
The old Orleans Ballroom built in 1817, served a number of purposes over the decades. Its most unique function was as a convent, orphanage, and school for the Sisters of the Holy Family, a religious community of negro nuns, now located on the Chef . . . — — Map (db m51489) HM
Historic state monument 5 miles west on US 90, was completed in 1828 to defend Rigolets Pass approach through Lake Pontchartrain to New Orleans. Named after Brigadier Gen. Zebulon Montgomery Pike. — — Map (db m22776) HM
On Oct. 25, 1769, under Gen. O’Reilly, Spanish governor of Louisiana, were executed French patriots and martyrs: de Lafreniere, Marquis, Noyan, Caresse, Milhet; Villere having died previously.
Erected by the Louisiana Department of Commerce and . . . — — Map (db m51552) HM
Established by Colonial French in the early 18th century
Rebuilt by the Spanish-1779
Built to protect New Orleans from attack by way of Lake Ponchartrain.
Spirit of '76 . . . — — Map (db m113498) HM
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