History of the Early Homes of the

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1515 Pauger Street

The only extant structure built by Rosette Rochen, the Musee stands at 1515 Pauger Street in the Faubourg Marigny of the eastern edge of the world-famed French... more

417 Royal Street

Banque de la Louisiane (Brennan's Restaurant). Vincent Rillieux, great-grandfather of the artist Edgar Degas, purchased the site a month after the great fire of December 8,1794. more

2016-2020 Burgundy Street

Sun Oak, built around 1807 and renovated by 1836. Headquarters for the education through HIstoric Preservation Program.... Photograph by Baron R. Augustine, Restoration... more

1809-1811 Dauphine Street

Built between 1833 and 1840 for Frenchman, Joseph Sauvinet, as rental property, this creole cottage retains its outbuilding and all the characteristics that make it one of the best examples in Marigny. Outstanding, common-wall brick kitchens serve both 1809 Dauphine Street and... more

632 St. Peter Street

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... more

726 St. Peter Street

Preservation Hall. Antoine Faisendieu bought a lot here from Guillermo Gros in 1803 and built a tavern, selling it in 1809 to Pierre and Barthelemy Jourdain. A subsequent 1812 sale advertises a "house lately... more

933 St. Phillip

Dolliole House, Architect Frank Masson and his wife Ann, bought the Dolliole house in 1980 after it had been abandoned for 30 years, restoring the creole cottage... more

1133 Chartres Street

Joseph Soniat DuFossat house. Francois Boisdore, personne de couleur libre, designed this as a two-and-one-half story creole townhouse with... more

339 Royal Street

Vincent Rillieux house (Waldhorn's Antiques). French emigre architect Barthelemy Lafon designed this storehouse about 1800 for Vincent Rillieux... more

917 St. Ann Street

Raimond Gaillard, free man of color and veteran of the Battle of New Orleans, had this cottage built in 1824. A prosperous businessman, Gaillard owned several other pieces of property in... more

723 Toulouse Street

Valery Nicolas house. hilaire Boutet, a designer-builder, built this two-story, four-bay creole post-Purchase house in 1808 during the Territorial period... more

1428 Bourban Street

Laurent Ursain Guesnon, a free man of color and carpenter, bought the lot in 1807 and built the brick-between-post creole cottage soon after his marriage in 1811... more

1801 Dauphine Street

Charles Laveaux storehouse. The plastered-brick first floor of this two-story corner storehouse was built before 1833 for free men of color, Charles Laveaux... more

2014-2016 Dauphine Street

William Kinkaide, a free man of color, drew plans and built this row of three creole cottages for Pierre and Albert Hoa... more

2018-2020 Dauphine Street

William Kinkaide, a free man of color, drew plans and built this row of three creole cottages for Pierre and Albert Hoa... more

2022-2024 Dauphine Street

William Kinkaide, a free man of color, drew plans and built this row of three creole cottages for Pierre and Albert Hoa... more

2340 Chartres Street

This house was designed and built in 1828 by Nelson Fouche, a free man of color and architect-builder who came from St. Domingue via Cuba... more

1436 Pauger Street

Dolliole-Clapp house. Pauger Street was first named Bagatelle by Marigny, and this small house is an ironic little trifle for the visitor to enjoy. ... more

1455-57 Pauger Street

A modest cypress weatherboard-covered brick-between-post creole cottage with a double-pitch roof, once slate, was built by Joseph Prieto, free man of color... more

1613 Pauger Street

This is an unusual three-bay cottage with a Greek Revival entrance leading to a side hall: the Greek Revival door surround and the hall reveal Anglo-American... more

1017 Esplanade

A somewhat different case of inheritance was that of Molly Vernier, free woman of color, a slave emancipated by her mistress, Mrs. Anna Duperron, widow of Philippe Vernier. In her 1842 will, the widow revealed that she had been born in... more

529 and 533 Esplanade

Lucy Cheatam, another free woman of color involved in the circumvention of inheritance laws, lived on a more pretentious block than most of her counterparts in the... more

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