Edgar Degas painted The Cotton Market in New Orleans while visiting his uncle’s office in this building in 1873.
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 Leviathin Oriental FoxTrot Orchestra, describes himself as a ‘historical’...
UNO Downtown Theatre
New Orleans has a strong theatrical bent; numerous local theater companies and a few large theatrical venues for touring productions...
This may cause a riot, but Herbsaint’s duck and andouille gumbo might be the best restaurant gumbo in town. The rest of the food ain’t...
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 city hall (a few blocks away). Today the building is used for private functions and VIP funerals (both Confederate president Jefferson Davis and homegrown R&B legend Ernie K-Doe have lain in state here – only in New Orleans) and is a focal point for Mardi Gras parades, most of which promenade past the grandstand that is put up along St Charles Ave.