Avart-Peretti House is where Tennessee Williams wrote A Streetcar Named Desire .
This spot specializes in pour-over coffee and espresso drinks. It serves some of the strongest coffee in the Quarter, eschewing the...
For an unabashed tourist trap, Gumbo Shop (a) does pretty good gumbo, and (b) gets a fair amount of respect from locals, although we’ve...
640 Royal St · interesting places nearby
Lemonnier Mansion information
At the corner of Royal and St Peter Sts, take a look at LeMonnier Mansion , commonly known to be New Orleans’ first skyscraper. Begun in 1795, the structure grew to three stories tall by 1811 (a 4th floor was added in 1876). Until that time, building was generally limited to two floors for fear that the swampy soil couldn’t support taller structures.