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Benachi-Torre House

  • 2257 Bayou Rd. Map It
  • Bayou St. John
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 04/10/2014

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This historic Greek Revival mansion was built in 1859 for the Greek consul in New Orleans and was a significant part of the original expansion of New Orleans into this neighborhood. Directly across from the Degas House, this intersection forms something of a historical hub. The house earned the nickname "Rendezvous des Chasseurs" (meeting place of hunters) during the 19th century when much of this area was still undeveloped swampland. The gorgeous house and gardens are

now primarily a private event space and a popular setting for New Orleans weddings.

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Address:

2257 Bayou Rd., at N. Tonti St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70119, United States

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Phone:

800-308–7040

Updated 04/10/2014

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