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This is another view of the Madame John's Legacy slave quarters. Notice the close proximity of the quarters to the main house.

The slave quarters on the other side of the rear courtyard from Madame John's Legacy are now the Louisiana State Museum offices.

Madame John's Legacy is a great example of Louisiana-Creole 18th c. residential architecture, and is one of the oldest remaining houses in the French Quarter. It is run by the Louisiana State Museum and was declared a National Historic Landmark in…

This placard marks the spot where Homer Plessy was arrested on June 7, 1892, for boarding a train designated for whites only. This event sparked the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case over the legalization of segregation.

This is another example of the cheval-de-frise in the French Quarter.

This project was funded by Bernard and Anne Spitzer Travel Fellowship for research projects involving travel abroad and incorporating the study of architecture, landscape architecture, or urbanism.

These were the slave quarters for the Beauregard-Heyes House. The focus of the tour was not on LeCarpenier, and little to nothing was mentioned of slavery at all.

The Beauregard-Keyes House was built in 1826, for the New Orleans slave auctioneer, Joseph LeCarpentier, who lived here until 1835. He was responsible for the infamous Haydel slave auction, on March 24, 1840, in which 62 slaves from Habitation…

These Creole Cottages in the French Quarter are fine examples of some of the vernacular architecture found here.

This painting by Clementine Hunter was done in 1950. Hunter was a self-taught African American folk artist who lived and worked on the Melrose Plantation, a mecca for the arts. Her work depicts slave life in the early 20th century.
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