Jackson Square

Also known as: Place d'Armes
Bounded by Decatur, St. Peter, St. Ann, and Chartres Sts., New Orleans, Louisiana

Photos 

St Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square 2

Photo taken by Michael Miller

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Description 

The center of the city since the first plan was drawn up in 1720, here, in 1803, the American flag was raised for the first time over the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 9, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000375
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Formal French park
Areas of significance
Military; Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Garden
Current function
Plaza
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1800-1824; 1750-1799
Significant years
1721; 1803

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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