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Lafayette Square

Lafayette Square Review

Planned in 1788 as a public place for Faubourg St. Marie, the city's first suburb, Lafayette Square occupies one city block in the midst of the Federal Complex and Gallier Hall. The leafy square shaded by oak, magnolia, and maple trees, and landscaped with hydrangeas and azaleas, offers a shady spot to sit. Statues include Benjamin Franklin, Henry Clay, and New Orleans education activist John McDonough. Recently, the Square has been experiencing a renaissance brought about in large part by two Wednesday night concert series: the Young Leadership Council's Wednesday at the Square, held in late spring and early summer, and Second Harvest Food Bank's Harvest the Music in the fall.

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  • Address: Between Camp St., St. Charles Ave., N. Maestri and S. Maestri sts., CBD, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: CBD
Updated: 05-07-2013

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