The Cabildo

701 Chartres St., New Orleans, Louisiana


The Cabildo

1. Facade from St. Peter Street. May 1936. Photos by Richard Koch.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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The Cabildo building was erected between the years 1795 and 1799 to house the meetings of the local Spanish government. In light of the far-reaching events which took place there at the beginning of the the nineteenth century, the building is one of the most important historical structures in the United States, and the most significant surviving monument of the Spanish rule in Louisiana. The Cabildo was designed in a Neo-classical style commonly used for Spanish governmental buildings of the 18th century. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS LA-18-4)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
NR name
Cabildo, The
Areas of significance
Exploration/Settlement; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
City hall
Current function
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1795; 1803; 1847

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • July 18, 2014: New photos from Michael Miller
  • November 8, 2013: New photo from Michael Miller

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