New Orleans Sights

Lafayette Square

  • Between Camp St., St. Charles Ave., and N. Maestri and S. Maestri sts. Map It
  • CBD
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 07/24/2015

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Planned in 1788 as a public place for Faubourg St. Marie, this 2.5-acre park occupies one city block in between the Federal Complex and Gallier Hall. The leafy square, covered by oaks, magnolias, and maple trees, and landscaped with hydrangeas and azaleas, offers a shady spot to sit. Statues include Benjamin Franklin, Henry Clay, and the 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., and N. Maestri and S. Maestri sts., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, USA

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Published 07/24/2015


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