Lafayette Square

Lafayette Square (HMDTG)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70130 Orleans Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 56.91', W 90° 4.245'

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(Obverse) Planned in 1788 as a public place for Faubourg Ste. Marie, the City's first suburb, this Square honors American Revolutionary War Hero, Marie Joseh Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. He declined the invitation to become the first Governor when the United States purchased Louisiana. During his April 9-15, 1825, visit to the City of New Orleans, his popularity was evidenced by resounding cheers of "Vive Lafayette, Vive Lafayette!"

(Reverse)Con?ue en 1788 comme place publique du Faubourg Sainte-Marie qui fut la premi?re banlieue de La Nouvelle-Orl?ans, cette place comm?more Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, h?ros de la Guerre d'ind?pendance Am?ricaine. Lafayette d?clina l'offre qui lui ?tait faite de devenir le premier gouverneur au moment de l'achat de la Louisiane par les Etats-Unis. Entre le 9 et 15 avril 1825, Lafayette visita La Nouvelle-Orl?ans et fut chaleureusment accueilli.
Year Placed1985
Placed ByFrance-Am?rique de la Louisiane
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 782727 N 3316688
Decimal Degrees29.94850000, -90.07075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.91', W 90° 4.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 54.60" N, 90° 4' 14.70" W
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Area Code(s)504, 225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 608-648 St Charles Ave, New Orleans LA 70130, US
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