. Designed by Gallier & Esterbrook for Charles Boudousquie, manager of the Orleans Theatre.
. May, 1859 – Construction began
. Dec. 1, 1859 – Grand Opening of the French Opera House, with a gale performance of “William Tell”
. Washington’s Birthday 1864 – Mrs. Nathaniel Banks, wife of Federal General of New Orleans, held a Masquerade Ball, General Robert E. Lee among the honored guests.
. December 4, 1919 – The French Opera House was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours.
. Now the site of a French Quarter Hotel on Bourbon Street. Print is signed and titled by Jim Blanchard.
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