Monday, December 20, 2010

Jackson Square: Well Preserved and Under Excellent Care

Jackson Square - New Orleans

Published by Louisiana News Co. (~1940s)

Postcard Caption:
JACKSON SQUARE, originally known as the Place D'Armes, is a monument to Don Andres Almonester y Roxas, whose funds built the St. Louis Cathedral in 1794, and Pontalba Apartments, flanking the square. The building to the left of the religious edifice is the Cabildo, best known monument to the age of Spanish domination, and storehouse of historic treasures. The building on the right of the church is the Presytere, housing the Natural Science Division of the Louisiana State Museum. In the center of the square is the Jackson Monument unveiled in 1856. Jackson Square has been well preserved and is under excellent care.
On this date in 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was completed, and the ownership of the territory transfered to the United States from France.

1 comment:

Christine H. said...

It does look like a wonderful spot. I have never been to New Orleans, but hope to visit it someday.

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