Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion Historical

Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion Historical (HM1TA4)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70115 Orleans Parish
Country: United States of America

N 29° 55.777', W 90° 5.325'

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(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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HM NumberHM1TA4
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 781042 N 3314550
Decimal Degrees29.92961667, -90.08875000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 55.777', W 90° 5.325'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 55' 46.62" N, 90° 5' 19.5" W
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Area Code(s)504
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3029 St Charles Ave, New Orleans LA 70115, US
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