Between the time Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard rented it for two years from around 1866 to 1868 and author Francis Parkinson Keyes took up residence and restored it between 1943 and 1970, it was the site of a bloody showdown that shines an intriguing light on the Italian-American experience in early 20th century New Orleans.… Read More The dark history of New Orleans’ iconic Beauregard-Keyes House
In 1888, Henry Greenwall built in New Orleans what was described by The Daily Picayune as “what is without a doubt one of the most complete, comfortable and perfectly-constructed theaters ever built in this country.”… Read More Sarah Burnhardt performed there. Today it is a parking garage.
Sometimes, a real New Orleans place, after decades of relative anonymity, is given new life by a writer. Exhibit A: Madame John’s Legacy, at 632 Dumaine St. in the heart of the French Quarter.… Read More How an 1874 romance story gave one of the oldest French Quarter buildings its name