U.S. Mint, New Orleans Branch

Also known as: Old United States Mint
420 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana


U.S. Branch Mint

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Dan Leyrer, Photographer July 1963 MAIN FACADE

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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At one time it was the largest mint in the United States. Today it stands as perhaps the largest monumental building in the Greek Revival style in New Orleans. // An outstanding example of a Greek Revival structure on a monumental scale. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS LA-1119)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 1973
Reference number
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Commerce; Military; Architecture
Levels of significance
National; State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Government office
Current function
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1835; 1838; 1862