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Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana

Showing Pontalba Bldg, The Cabildo, St. Louis Cathedral and the State Historical Museum.  Photo from an old postcard.

From the back of the postcard:  Jackson Square, the Place d'Armes of "Old Orleans, "scene of the most stirring events of the city's history.  Here the United States formally received title from France.  Here Lafayette was feted in 1826.  The historic St. Louis Cathedral was erected in 1718 by Don Almonaster Y. Roxas, a wealthy Spaniard, who donated it to the parish.  Rebuilt in 1720, present building 1794.  Cabildo contains a splendid museum art, historical items and antiques.  The State Historical Museum contains important documents and books.

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