Colonel Short's Villa

Colonel Short's Villa (HMYR3)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70130 Orleans Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 55.798', W 90° 5.056'

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Built in 1859 forColonel Robert H. Shortof Kentucky, commission merchant, Henry Howard, architect, Robert Huyghe, builder.
In 1832 this property, which was part of the Lavaudais Plantation was subdivided into city squares.September 1, 1863 the house was seized by the federal forces occupying the city as property of an absent rebel.

In March 1864 the house briefly served as the executive mansion of the newly elected federal governor of Louisiana, Michael Hahn.It then became the residence of Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, U.S. Commander, Department of the Gulf.
On August 15, 1865 the house was returned to Colonel Short by the U.S. Government and he lived in it until his death in 1890.
An addition was made in 1906 and the house was restored in 1950.
The unusual cast iron morning-glory and cornstalk fence was furnished by the Philadelphia Foundry of Wood and Miltenberger.
HM NumberHMYR3
Year Placed1978
Placed ByNew Orleans Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 781474 N 3314600
Decimal Degrees29.92996667, -90.08426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 55.798', W 90° 5.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 55' 47.88" N, 90° 5' 3.36" W
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Area Code(s)504, 225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1400-1498 Fourth St, New Orleans LA 70130, US
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