.  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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French Opera House

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