Historic Algiers

Historic Algiers (HM278L)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70114 Orleans Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 57.146', W 90° 3.31'

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Algiers, established in 1719, is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. Originally called the "King's Plantation," it was first used as the location for the city's powder magazine, a holding area for the newly arrived African slaves, and the first port of call for the displaced Cajuns. Developed as a town by Barthelemy Duverjé, Algiers expanded due mainly to the shipbuilding and repair industries of the dry docks and the extensive railroad yards. A large part of the town in the area surrounding the Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1895 but rose again like a Phoenix from the ashes. Many Jazz and Blues "greats" have called Algiers home including Lester Young, Memphis Minnie, Henry "Red" Allen, George Lewis, and "Kid" Thomas Valentine. The charm and architecture of old Algiers is New Orleans' "hidden jewel."
Kevin Hettidae President, 2002 Algiers Historical Society Vinnie Pervel President, 2002 Algiers Point Association
HM NumberHM278L
Year Placed2002
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 784220 N 3317163
Decimal Degrees29.95243333, -90.05516667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 57.146', W 90° 3.31'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 57' 8.76" N, 90° 3' 18.6" W
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Area Code(s)985, 504
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Mississippi River Trail, New Orleans LA 70114, US
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