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(7-04The Cabildo was built between 1795-1799 to house the city council when New Orleans was a possession of Spain. Today it is the flagship of the Louisiana State Museum. Interactive exhibits illustrate the history of Louisiana from European explorations to the post Civil War Reconstruction era

(7-04The Presbytere, French Quarter

Tour Guide: The Presbytere, on Chartres Street facing Jackson Square. Construction of the Presbytere was begun circa 1791. Now a property of the Louisiana State Museum

        

(3-94) Unknown submarine (originally thought to be the Confederate submarine boat Pioneer) at the Presbytere (Louisiana State Museum), French Quarter

Site Marker: It is unknown as to who built it. It was found submerged in Lake Ponchartrain long after the Civil War. It may have been a Union war trophy or it could have been discarded by the Confederates upon learning of the Union approach to the city

(7-04Enlarge St. Louis Cathedral, French Quarter

Tour Guide: On Chartres Street facing Jackson Square. Built in 1794 and remodeled in 1850, St. Louis Cathedral (a minor basilica) is the oldest active cathedral in the United States

 

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