Lower Pontalba Building

Lower Pontalba Building (HMNB1)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70116 Orleans Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 57.496', W 90° 3.779'

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— Pontalba Buildings National Historic Landmark —

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Erected 1850 - 1851
by Micaela Almonster Baroness De Pontalba
working first with James Gallier, architect,
and then with Henry Howard, architect. Samuel Stewart, builder.
Bequeathed by William Ratcliffe Irby to the Louisiana State Museum in 1927.
This corner was the site of the French colonial Government House, residence of Gov. Etienne De Perier from 1727 until 1731 and of Gov. Jean Baptiste LeMoyne, Sieur de Bienville from 1731 until the house was abandoned in 1738.
On the remainder of the block, barracks buildings designed by Ignace Francois Broutin were begun in 1734, completed in 1738 and demolished by 1759.
This site was later acquired by Don Andres Almonester y Roxas, and various buildings occupied it until the present building was built by his daughter.
HM NumberHMNB1
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Placed ByOrleans Parish Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 7:41am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 783449 N 3317790
Decimal Degrees29.95826667, -90.06298333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 57.496', W 90° 3.779'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 57' 29.76" N, 90° 3' 46.74" W
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Area Code(s)504
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-818 Chartres St, New Orleans LA 70116, US
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