(Attributed to Lewis E. Reynolds, Architect)Built in 1869 for "Yankee in Grey," Capt. Watson Van Benthuysen, II, CSA. Relative by marriage of Jefferson Davis & Q'master of Presidential convoy that fled Richmond in April, 1865, Van B. became merchant and industrialist with interests in St. Charles streetcar line, telephone company & firm that bridged Hudson at Poughkeepsie. Born in NY 1833, Van B. died here in 1901. House served as German Consulate General 1931-41. From here, Adolph Karl Georg Edgar Baron Spiegel von und zu Peckelsheim, novelist & U-boat kapitan, informed Axis submarines of ship departures. Became John Elms family residence 1951.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 781042 N 3314550|
|Decimal Degrees||29.92961667, -90.08875000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 55.777', W 90° 5.325'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 55' 46.62" N, 90° 5' 19.5" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3029 St Charles Ave, New Orleans LA 70115, US|
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