Read The Plaque https://readtheplaque.com Always read the plaque en-us 510 Canal Street https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/510-canal-street https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/510-canal-street 2023-02-03 17:32:24.521828 510 Canal Street 510 Canal Street

510 CANAL STREET
 
(BUILDING TO THE RIGHT)
 
This Italianate Style building dates back to the post- Civil War era and is the last of a pair of identical buildings in the city. In 2017 the Sazerac Company began a full façade reconstruction, including restoring the original cast iron, and recreating the original cornice from historical photographs. After a multi- year extensive restoration project, this building was fully restored to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and in 2019 it was re-dedicated as the Sazerac House.

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DPW Ft. Hamilton Pkwy https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/dpw-ft-hamilton-pkwy https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/dpw-ft-hamilton-pkwy 2023-02-03 17:32:18.347054 DPW Ft. Hamilton Pkwy DPW Ft. Hamilton Pkwy

FAPR 59-1
STA. P140+06
FT. HAMILTON PKWY.-H. DRIVE
DPW
STATE OF NEW YORK
1959

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Aerostat Park https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/aerostat-park https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/aerostat-park 2023-02-03 17:32:12.235632 Aerostat Park Aerostat Park


Aerostat Park
Oregon St.
On this spot, opened in 1929, lies
Berkeley's first dirigible aeropark.
Lighter-than-air enthusiasts commut-
ed safely on first-class and charter
flights to Oakland, San Francisco, San
Jose, and Sacramento. Aerostat con-
noisseurs enjoyed the luxury of
flying high in the clouds with
modern lifting gasses.

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Louisiana State Bank Building https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/louisiana-state-bank-building https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/louisiana-state-bank-building 2023-01-30 22:21:34.631126 Louisiana State Bank Building Louisiana State Bank Building

LOUISIANA STATE BANK BUILDING
HAS BEEN DESIGNATED A
 
NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
 
THIS SITE POSSESSES NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN COMMEMORATING THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
 
1983
 
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

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Rillieux-Waldhorn House https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/rillieux-waldhorn-house https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/rillieux-waldhorn-house 2023-01-30 22:21:32.766740 Rillieux-Waldhorn House Rillieux-Waldhorn House

PARISH ORLEANS LANDMARKS COMMISSION
 
RILLIEUX-WALDHORN HOUSE
 
ERECTED 1795-1800
 
FOR
 
VINCENT RILLIEUX-1740-1800
 
NEW ORLEANS MERCHANT
 
AND GREAT-GRANDFATHER OF
 
EDGAR DEGAS
NOTED FRENCH ARTIST
 
THE DESIGN OF THE HOUSE IS ATTRIBUTED TO BARTHELEMY LAFON 1769-1820 ARCHITECT, BUILDER, SURVEYOR AND TOWN PLANNER
 
THE WROUGHT IRON BALCONIES OF THE BUILDING ARE NOTABLE EXAMPLES OF SPANISH COLONIAL CRAFTSMANSHIP
 
OWNED BY
 
PAUL LANUSSE, 1800-1807
THOMAS ELMES, 1807-1810
JOHN GRIEVE, 1810-1811
PLANTERS' BANK, 1811-1820
BANK OF THE UNITED STATES, 1820-1836
NEW ORLEANS GAS LIGHT & BANKING CO., 1836-1838
 
OCCUPIED BY
 
WALDHORN. CO. INC., ANTIQUES
 
SINCE 1881
 
RESTORED 1972-FRERET & WOLF, ARCHITECTS

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Audubon Room https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/audubon-room https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/audubon-room 2023-01-30 22:21:30.603454 Audubon Room Audubon Room

Audubon Room
 
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 his residency in New Orleans in 1821-22.

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The New Orleans Musicians Tomb https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/the-new-orleans-musicians-tomb https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/the-new-orleans-musicians-tomb 2023-01-30 22:21:27.899254 The New Orleans Musicians Tomb The New Orleans Musicians Tomb

THE NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS TOMB
 
This historic tomb which since the 19th century had interred the Sacred Union Society and the Barbarin Family now also acts as the New Orleans Musicians Tomb. The first burial was that of Lloyd Washington from the Ink Spots on October 23, 2004. The idea to provide free burial to musicians was conceived by Anna Ross Twichell. Burial space was donated by the Barbarin Family and the tomb was restored by Friends of New Orleans Cemeteries. The iron cross was forged and the blue note was cast by glass artist Mitchell Gaudet.
 
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Aqui Torturo https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/aqui-torturo https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/aqui-torturo 2023-01-30 22:21:25.207436 Aqui Torturo Aqui Torturo

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Benjamin Henry Boneval LaTrobe / Henry Sellon Boneval LaTrobe https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/benjamin-henry-boneval-latrobe-henry-sellon-boneval-latrobe https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/benjamin-henry-boneval-latrobe-henry-sellon-boneval-latrobe 2023-01-30 22:20:47.226891 Benjamin Henry Boneval LaTrobe / Henry Sellon Boneval LaTrobe Benjamin Henry Boneval LaTrobe / Henry Sellon Boneval LaTrobe

IN THE PROTESTANT SECTION OF THIS CEMETERY WERE INTERRED
 
BENJAMIN HENRY BONEVAL LATROBE
 
BORN FULNECK, ENGLAND. MAY 1.1764. DIED NEW ORLEANS, SEPTEMBER 3. 1820
 
FOUNDER OF THE ARCHITECTURAL PROFESSION IN AMERICA ARCHITECT OF THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL, THE BALTIMORE CATHEDRAL, THE LOUISIANA STATE BANK.
 
AND OTHER NOTABLE BUILDINGS
 
HENRY SELLON BONEVAL LATROBE
 
SON OF BENJAMIN HENRY BONEVAL LATROBE
 
AND LYDIA SELLON, HIS FIRST WIFE
 
DIED SEPTEMBER 3.1817, NEW ORLEANS ARCHITECT OF THE ORLEANS BALLROOM
 
BORN JULY 19.1792, LONDON, ENGLAND AND OTHER NEW ORLEANS BUILDINGS FATHER AND SON WERE VICTIMS OF YELLOW FEVER
 
ERECTED 1984 BY LATROBE DESCENDANTS FERDINAND CLAIBORNE LATROBE III
 
JOHN HENRY BONEVAL LATROBE VIRGINIA LATROBE RUEDENSAAL
 
ELLEN LATROBE WILSON

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Douglass V. Freret https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/douglass-v-freret https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/douglass-v-freret 2023-01-27 16:09:03.303311 Douglass V. Freret Douglass V. Freret

DOUGLASS V. FRERET
 
1903 - 1973
 
ARCHITECT
 
THE HALLMARK OF HIS WORK WAS GRACE AND BEAUTY WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF UTILITY. THIS GATEWAY IS DEDICATED TO HIS MEMORY BY HIS WIFE,
RUTH JAHNCKE FRERET
1982

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