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Luling Mansion

  • 1436–1438 Leda St. Map It
  • Bayou St. John
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Updated 04/10/2014

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Also called the "Jockey's Mansion," this massive, three-story Italianate mansion is a neighborhood landmark (and now a popular setting for Hollywood film crews). Designed by prominent New Orleans architect James Gallier Jr., it was built in 1865 for Florence A. Luling, whose family had made a fortune selling turpentine to Union soldiers when they occupied New Orleans during the Civil War. When the Louisiana Jockey Club took over the Creole Race Course (now the Fair Grounds)

in 1871, it purchased the mansion and for the next 20-odd years used it as a clubhouse. It is not open to the public.

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1436–1438 Leda St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70119, United States

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Updated 04/10/2014


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