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Latrobe House

  • 721 Governor Nicholls St. Map It
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 04/09/2014

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Architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, who designed the U.S. Capitol, built this modest house with Arsene Latour in 1814. Its smooth lines and porticoes started a passion for Greek Revival architecture in Louisiana, evidenced later in many plantation houses upriver as well as in a significant number of buildings in New Orleans. Latrobe would die in New Orleans six years later from yellow fever. This house, believed to be the earliest example of Greek Revival in the city, is

not open to the public.

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721 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116, USA

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Updated 04/09/2014

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