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54 Louisiana National Historic Landmarks

Cabildo, ThePlaque (New Orleans) - 12/3/1995 (photo 6/7/2022)
The seat of colonial government in New Orleans and site of the Louisiana Purchase Transfer
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Evergreen PlantationPlaque (Wallace) - 6/6/2022
Composed of 37 buildings, including a main house and 22 extant slave cabins, this is an intact example of major plantation complexes found during the antebellum era
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Fort JesupPlaque - 5/14/2008
With a garrison established by Colonel Zachary Taylor, it helped manage law and order in the Neutral Ground at the western border of the U.S.
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Gallier HousePlaque (New Orleans) - 6/7/2022
Self-designed home of prominent New Orleans architect, James Gallier Jr.
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Hermann–Grima HousePlaque (New Orleans) - 6/7/2022
A handsome 1831 Federal-style mansion with courtyard garden and the only extant horse stable and 1830s open-hearth kitchen in the French Quarter
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Homeplace Plantation House (Hahnville) - 6/6/2022
Built sometime between 1787 and 1791, it is one of the nation's finest examples of a French colonial raised cottage
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Jackson SquarePlaque (New Orleans) - 5/16/2008
Originally called the Place d' Armes, after the Battle of New Orleans it was renamed to honor general Andrew Jackson
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Lafitte's Blacksmith ShopPlaque (New Orleans) - 6/7/2022
Most likely built as a house in the 1770s during the Spanish colonial period, it is one of the oldest surviving structures in New Orleans
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Los AdaesPlaque (Robeline) - 6/5/2022
This was the 1729 to 1770 New Spain capital of Tejas, including Mission San Miguel de los Adaes, and Presidio, Nuestra Senora del Pilar de Los Adaes
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Louisiana State Bank BuildingPlaque (New Orleans) - 6/6/2022
Built in 1820, this was the last structure designed by nationally prominent architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, who died from yellow fever in New Orleans before its construction
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Louisiana State Capitol BuildingPlaque (Baton Rouge) - 6/6/2022
The Louisiana seat of government; at 450 feet tall and with 34 stories, it is the tallest capitol in the U.S.
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Madame John's Legacy (New Orleans) - 6/7/2022
Completed in 1788, this is one of the oldest houses in the French Quarter, built in the older French colonial style, rather than the more current Spanish colonial style of that time
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Magnolia Plantation (Derry) - 5/15/2008
A former plantation in Natchitoches Parish, and part of the Cane River Creole National Historical Park
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Mayor Girod HousePlaque (New Orleans) - 6/7/2022
Constructed in 1797, by 1821 it was owned by former Mayor Nicolas Girod, a wealthy French American who refurbished it in preparation for a rescue of Napoleon from his exile
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Natchitoches Historic DistrictPlaque (Natchitoches) - 6/5/2022
Encompasses the heart of the oldest permanent European settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley, founded by the French in 1714
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New Orleans Cotton Exchange Building (New Orleans) - 6/7/2022
Established in 1871 as a centralized forum for the trade of cotton, it operated in New Orleans until closing in 1964
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Oak Alley PlantationPlaque (Vacherie) - 6/6/2022
Named for an alley (French allée) or canopied path of southern live oak trees about 800 feet long, planted in the early 18th century
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Oakland Plantation (Natchitoches) - 5/15/2008
Originally known as the Jean Pierre Emmanuel Prud'homme Plantation, it is also part of Cane River Creole National Historical Park
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Old Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge) - 6/6/2022
The "Castellated Gothic" building housed the Louisiana State Legislature from the mid-19th century until the current capitol tower building was constructed in 1929
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Parlange PlantationPlaque (New Roads) - 6/5/2022
Built in 1750, it is a classic example of a large French Colonial plantation house in the U.S.
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Pontalba BuildingsPlaque (New Orleans) - 6/7/2022
Matching red-brick, one-block-long, four‑story buildings built in the late 1840s by the Baroness Micaela Almonester Pontalba
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Poverty Point - 5/15/2008
This site contains some of the largest prehistoric earth works in North America and commemorates a culture that thrived during the first and second millennia B.C.
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PresbyterePlaque (New Orleans) - 6/7/2022
An architecturally important building built in 1813 as a matching structure for the Cabildo, which flanks the cathedral on the other side
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San Francisco Plantation House (Garyville) - 9/30/1997
Finished in 1853, this is a galleried house of the Creole open suite style and one of the finest plantation houses in North America
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Shreveport Municipal Memorial AuditoriumPlaque (Shreveport) - 6/4/2022
A historic Art Deco performance and meeting venue constructed between 1926 and 1929 as a memorial to the servicemen of World War I
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Shreveport Water Works Company (Shreveport) - 6/4/2022
Starting operation in 1892, this historic water pumping station was the nation's last steam-powered waterworks facility when it was shut down in 1980
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Ursuline Convent (New Orleans) - 6/7/2022
In 1727, at the request of the Governor, nuns from the Ursuline Convent of Rouen (Normandy) went to New Orleans to found a convent, run a hospital, and take care of educating young girls
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US Mint, New Orleans BranchPlaque (New Orleans) - 6/7/2022
This facility minted both gold and silver coinage during the antebellum years of the 19th century and also served briefly as a C.S.A. mint
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USS Kidd (Destroyer)(Baton Rouge) - 6/6/2022
The first ship of the Navy to be named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who died on the bridge of his flagship USS Arizona during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
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Vieux Carre Historic DistrictPlaque (New Orleans) - 5/16/2008
The French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans
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