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Faubourg Marigny

Elysian, Royal and Dauphine, New Orleans, LA, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 57' 54.1116", -90° 3' 24.6852"
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In 1805 Bernard de Marigny began the subdivision of his plantation, creating the first suburb below the original city. As Americans settled up-river, immigrants and free persons of color settled in Faubourg Marigny.

Last updated: 8/10/2010 15:49

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Faubourg Marigny:
The Marigny was laid out in the first decade of the 19th century by an eccentric Creole millionaire developer named Bernard Xavier Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville on land that had been part of his family plantation just down river from the old city limits of New Orleans. The portion of the Marigny closer to the river was first to be developed; the area on the side of St. Claude Avenue (formerly Goodchildren Street) away from the river was sometimes called New Marigny. In the early nineteenth century, New Marigny was where white Creole gentlemen set up households for their colored mistresses (and their offspring) in the tradition of placage.
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Faubourg Marigny Historical Marker Location Map, New Orleans, Louisiana