Goodrich-Stanley House

Goodrich-Stanley House information

New Orleans , USA
Address
Street 1729 Coliseum St
Getting there
bus 10 or 11
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Lonely Planet review

This historic home was built in 1837 by jeweler William M Goodrich. Goodrich sold the house to the British-born merchant Henry Hope Stanley, whose adopted son, Henry Morton Stanley, went on to gain fame for finding the missing Scottish missionary, Dr David Livingston, and uttering the legendary question, ‘Dr Livingston, I presume?’ He was subsequently knighted and founded the Congo Free States. The house originally stood a few blocks away, at 904 Orange St, and was moved to its current spot in 1981. Not open to the public.