Pontalba Buildings

500 St. Ann St. and 500 St. Peter St., New Orleans, Louisiana


Lower Pontalba Building

Photo taken by Michael Miller in July 2011



Street View 


Constructed 1849-1851, these high-style residences and shops combine in two block-long red brick structures designed to give Jackson Square architectural unity and provide urban amenities. The buildings combine the monumentality of Greek Revival civic design with the free use of ornamental ironwork typical of New Orleans' Vieux Carre. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 30, 1974

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 1974
Reference number
Architectural style
Other architectural type; New Orleans
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Business
Current functions
Business; Multiple dwelling
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1849; 1851
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 32

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • July 21, 2014: New photos from Michael Miller

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