Gallier Hall

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Gallier Hall information

Location
New Orleans , USA
Address
545 St Charles Ave
Telephone
+1 504 658 3627
More information
www.nola.gov
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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.