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Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

  • 5120 St. Charles Ave. Map It
  • Uptown
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This former private house serves as the most elegant public library in New Orleans. Built in 1907, the Italianate Beaux-Arts mansion was once the home of the silent-movie star Marguerite Clark. The Latter family bought it and donated it to the city as a library in 1948 in memory of their son, who was killed in World War II. An extensive renovation recently restored the home to its former grandeur.

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5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70115, USA

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  • Mon. and Wed. 9–8, Tues. and Thurs. 9–6, Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5


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