For Vincent Rillieux - 1740-1800
New Orleans merchant and great-grandfather of Edgar Degas, noted French artist
The design of the house is attributed to Barthelemy Lafon - 1769-1820 architect, builder, surveyor and town planner. The wrought iron balconies of the building are notable examples of Spanish Colonial craftsmanship.
Paul LaNuse, 1800-1807 - Thomas Elmes, 1807-1810 - John Grieve, 1810-1811 - Planters' Bank, 1811-1820 - Bank of the United States, 1820-1836 - New Orleans Gas Light & Banking Co., 1836-1838
Occupied by Waldhorn Co. Inc., antiques since 1881Restored 1972 - Freret & Wolf, architects