Vieux Carre Historic District

Bounded by the Mississippi River, Rampart and Canal Sts., and Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana

Photos 

Le Pretre Mansion

1. HISTORIC AMERICAN BUILDINGS SURVEY Richard Koch, Photographer, July, 1958 FRONT ELEVATION (NORTH-EAST) DAUPHINE STREET

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

The site at 1025 St. Louis Street, near North Rampart Street and the Faubourg Treme, was owned during the early years of New Orleans history by free people of color. Its history and lineage relates to numerous free people of color, a part of New Orleans' early society which is often overlooked. ... The residence of 1025 St. Louis Street stands alone as one of the Vieux Carre's finest examples of the Greek Revival style. 1025 St. Louis Street is a part of the View Carre National Landmark Historic District. The house itself, due to its architectural quality, integrity and important African American heritage, merits its own listing as a National Historic Landmark. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS LA-1244)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000377
Areas of significance
Industry; Community Planning and Development; Landscape Architecture; Engineering; Transportation; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic functions
Water-related; Hotel; Single dwelling; Specialty store; Church related residence
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1700-1749; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1734; 1893

Update Log 

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

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