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Lafayette Square

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Updated 04/09/2014

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Planned in 1788 as a public place for Faubourg St. Marie, Lafayette Square occupies one city block in the midst of the Federal Complex and Gallier Hall. The leafy square shaded by oaks, 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 philanthropist John McDonogh. Recently, the Square has been experiencing a renaissance brought about in large part by the Young

Leadership Council's Wednesday at the Square concert series, held in the spring and early summer.

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Between Camp St., St. Charles Ave., N. Maestri and S. Maestri sts., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States

Updated 04/09/2014


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