United Fruit Company
A cornucopia of tropical produce graces the entrance to this building. The United Fruit Company, infamous for controversial neocolonial...
George Schmidt Gallery
New Orleans artist George Schmidt, a member of the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-trot Orchestra and the owner of the George Schmidt...
Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art
This is a good source for the arts-and-crafts–style Newcomb Pottery, which originated at New Orleans’ own Newcomb College. Bragg also...
The compact Capdeville is an upscale pub with retro roots – check out that jukebox and the album covers – on the 1st floor of the...
Herbsaint’s duck and andouille gumbo might be the best restaurant gumbo in town. The rest of the food ain’t too bad either – it’s very...
545 St Charles Ave · interesting places nearby
Gallier Hall information
Architect James Gallier Sr designed this monumental Greek-revival structure, which was dedicated in 1853. It served as New Orleans’ city hall until the 1950s, and far outclasses the city’s current one (a few blocks away). Today the building is used for private functions and VIP funerals, and it's a focal point for Mardi Gras parades, most of which promenade past the grandstand erected here on St Charles Ave.
Both Confederate president Jefferson Davis and homegrown R&B legend Ernie K-Doe have lain in state here – only in New Orleans.