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Visit some of the most interesting historic homes in New Orleans where you can step into history and see how New Orleans citizen of past era�s lived their lives. New Orleans has some of the nation�s oldest historic homes with an array of architectural styles and time periods.

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Beauregard-Keyes House New Orleans

Beauregard-Keyes House * French Quarter

The Beauregard-Keyes House is located at 1113 Chartres Street. Here, Joseph LeCarpentier built his family home that would eventually become known as the Beauregard-Keyes House. Designed by distinguished architect Francois Correjolles, the house was finished in 1826 and is now considered a fine example of a raised center hall house. It is named for two of its residents, Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant (P.G.T.) Beauregard and novelist Frances Parkinson Keyes.

Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant (P.G.T.) Beauregard lived in the home from 1866-1868 while he was president of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad. During the Civil War, the West Point graduate became the first Confederate brigadier general. The Louisiana-born hero returned to New Orleans after the war, living at 1113 Chartres Street from 1866 to 1868. Some of his furnishings and family portraits are on view at the Beauregard-Keyes House, including in the bedroom now called the Beauregard Chamber.

In August 1944, the entire second floor was rented to author Frances Parkinson Keyes, who used the home as her winter residence for 25 years until her death in 1970. Mrs. Keyes wrote many of her books while living in the house, including Dinner at Antoine�s, The Chess Players, Madame Castel�s Lodger and Blue Camellia.

For more information on the Beauregard-Keyes Historic House call (504) 523-7257

Edgar Degas House New Orleans

Edgar Degas House * Esplanade Avenue

Edgar Degas (1834�1917), was a French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism. In 1872, Degas began an extended stay in New Orleans, staying at the home of his Creole uncle, Michel Musson, on Esplanade Avenue; Degas produced a number of works, many depicting family members. One of Degas's New Orleans works, A Cotton Office in New Orleans, garnered favorable attention back in France, and was his only work purchased by a museum during his lifetime. The New Orleans Edgar Degas House is the only home or studio of Degas anywhere in the world that is open to the public. The house is a museum, and hosts guided tours, bed and breakfast guests, special events, and wedding ceremonies & receptions. It is also the home of the Edgar Degas Foundation which seeks to preserve the legacy of Degas in New Orleans. The Degas House was built in 1852 during the development of the Esplanade Ridge Neighborhood. It was known as one of the most impressive residences in the area. The Degas House is just minutes from the French Quarter at 2306 Esplanade Avenue. For more information on the Edgar Degas Historic Home call (504) 821-5009

New Orleans Historic Home: Longue Vue House and Gardens

Visit Longgue Vue House and Gardens * Lakeview

Longue Vue House and Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and AAM accredited museum, is the former estate of philanthropist and civic leader Edith and Edgar Stern. Longue Vue House, located about 5 miles from the French Quarter on the western edge of the city at 7 Bamboo Road , is a Country Place Era estate featuring a Classical Revival mansion and an impressive collection of decorative arts and modern art. The Longue Vue’s eight acres of outdoor spaces are unsurpassed, consisting of 14 distinct gardens, including the interactive Lucy C. Roussel Discovery Garden. Longue Vue offers tours daily and hosts numerous events centered around design, gardening, architecture, and more. The Shop is a destination for signature items, including garden accessories and home décor, which reflects the relationship between the house and gardens. For more information on the Longue Vue House musuem call 504.488.5488

New Orleans Historic Homes * Beauregard-Keyes House * Edgar Degas House * Longgue Vue House and Gardens