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The Cabildo


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Andres Almonaster y Rojas Benefactor
Gilberto Guillemard Architect
1803/00/00 The Cabildo is the site of the Louisiana Purchase transfer ceremonies. Louisiana Purchase
1821/05/07 Napoleon Bonaparte In Memoriam Napoleon's death mask is made from a mold created by Dr Francesco Antommarchi. He will give a bronze copy to New Orleans in 1834.
1825/04/11 Marquis de Lafayette Guest of Honor Lafayette's entourage celebrates in New Orleans for several days, staying at The Cabildo. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1839/00/00 Julien Hudson, a free man of color, painter and art teacher, paints his self portrait.
1847/00/00 Micaela Almonester, Baroness de Pontalba Influence In the 1840s, Baroness Pontalba's planned renovations to her own buildings in the area motivate the city council to make similar improvements on Jackson Square by adding French style mansard roofs to both the Presbytere and the Cabildo.

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Particulars for The Cabildo:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use City or Town Hall
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000373
Resource Type:
Owner: State
Architect: Guillemard,Gilberto
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Exploration-settlement, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1800-1824, 1750-1799, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1795, 1803, 1847
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-Function: City Hall
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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