Madame Augustine
Eugenie de Lassize

free woman of color

632 St Peter Street
New Orleans, La.(1842 - present)


Madame Augustine Eugenie de Lassize

, the widow of Louis Avart, whose upriver plantation was subdivided as part of Uptown, had this creole storehouse built in 1842 after J.N.B. DePouilly's designs, with Ernest Godchaux as builder.

The cast iron gallery replaced a wrought iron balcony and the third story was added for a studio by Achille Peretti, a noted artist who lived here from 1906 to 1923. In 1946-1947 Tennessee Williams wrote A Streetcar Named Desire here.


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