National Register Listings in
Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Agudath Achim Anshe Sfard Synagogue Aldrich-Genella House Algiers Point Algiers Point Historic District (Boundary Increase) All Saints Church and School American Chicle Company Building Arabella Station Bank of Louisiana Bank of New Orleans (BNO) Building Beauregard, Gen., Equestrian Statue Blue Plate Building Bohn Motor Company Automobile Dealership Bristow Tower Broadmoor Historic District Broadmoor Historic District (Boundary Increase) Building at 225 Baronne Street Buildings at 445-447-449 South Rampart Bullitt-Longenecker House Bywater Historic District Cabildo, The Cable, George Washington, House Carrollton Historic District Carrollton Historic District (Boundary Increase) Carver Theater Central City Historic District Charity Hospital of New Orleans Confederate Memorial Hall Congo Square Criminal Courts Building Curtis, Nathaniel C., Jr. & Frances, House D'Antonio, Guy J. and Rose Caruso, House DELTA QUEEN (Steamboat) DELUGE Dillard University Dillard, James H., House Dryades Branch Library Eagle Saloon Building Edgewood Park Historic District Esplanade Ridge Historic District Factors Row and Thiberge Buildings Faubourg Marigny Federal Building Federal Fibre Mills Building Flint-Goodridge Hospital of Dillard University Fort Macomb Fort Pike Fort St. John Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist Frantz, William, School French Market-Old Vegetable Market Gallier Hall Gallier House Garden District Gem Theater Genella, Mary Louise Kennedy, House General Laundry Building Gentilly Terrace Historic District Girod, Nicholas, House Governor House Motor Hotel, The Grant-Black House Greenville Hall Hart House Hearn, Lafcadio, House Hennen Building Hermann-Grima House Hernsheim, Simon, House Holiday Inn Highrise East Holy Cross Historic District Howard Memorial Library Iberville Public Housing Development Historic District International Trade Mart Irish Channel Area Architectural District Iroquois Theater Isaacs-Williams Mansion Jackson Square John Hancock Building Jones, Henry, Cottage Julia Street Row Jung Hotel Karnofsky Tailor Shop-House Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Lafitte Avenue Project Buildings C-47, E-45 and No. 46 Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop LeBeuf Plantation House LeCarpentier-Beauregard-Keyes House Lee, Robert E., Monument Leeds Iron Foundry Long, Huey P., Mansion Longue Vue House and Gardens Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Company Plant Louisiana State Bank Building Louisiana Superdome Lowe-Forman House Lower Central Business District Lower Central Business District (Boundary Increase II) Lower Garden District Lower Garden District (Boundary Increase) Lykes Brothers Steamship Company Historic District Macheca Building Madame John's Legacy Magnolia Street Housing Project Maylie's Restaurant McDonogh 19 Elementary School McDonogh School No. 6 Merieult House Metairie Cemetery Methodist Home Hospital Meyer, Adolph, School Mid-City Historic District Mid-City Historic District (Boundary Increase and Decrease) Napoleon Street Branch Library National American Bank Building Nelson, Médard, Home and School New Marigny Historic District New Orleans City Park Carousel and Pavilion New Orleans Cotton Exchange Building New Orleans Federal Savings and Loan Building New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park New Orleans Lower Central Business District (Boundary Increase) Newberger House Norwegian Seamen's Church Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery ODECO Building Oil and Gas Building Old Handleman Building Old Meat Market-Old Meat Market Old Ursuline Convent One Shell Square Orpheum Theatre Pan-American Life Insurance Company Building Park View Guest House Parkview Historic District Perseverance Benevolent and Mutual Aid Society Hall Perseverance Hall Pessou House Pitot House Plaza Tower Pontalba Buildings Pontchartrain Park Historic District Presbytere, The Priestley, Alfred C., Junior High School Rabassa, Jean Louis, House Rault Center, The Rice House Saenger Theatre Saenger Theatre (Boundary Increase) Saux, Jean Marie, Building Schwegmann Bros. Giant Supermarket No. 1 Shell Building Sincer, Louis, House Sister Stanislaus Memorial Building Sommerville-Kearney House South Lakeview Historic District Southern Railway Freight Office St. Alphonsus Church St. Bernard Market St. Charles Streetcar Line St. James AME Church St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 St. Mary's Assumption Church St. Patrick's Church St. Peter A.M.E. Church St. Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Church Standard Coffee Company Warehouse and Factory Straight University Boarding House and Dining Hall TECUMSEH (towboat) Tewell House Texaco Building Texaco Service Station The St. Charles Line Treme Market Tulane University of Louisiana Tureaud, A.P., Sr., House Turner's Hall Turpin-Kofler-Buja House U.S. Army Supply Base New Orleans U.S. Court of Appeals-Fifth Circuit U.S. Customhouse U.S. Mint, New Orleans Branch U.S. Naval Station Algiers Historic District U.S. Quarantine Station Union Bethel A.M.E. Church Upper Central Business District Upper Central Business District (Boundary Increase II) Upper Central Business District (Boundary Increase) Uptown New Orleans Historic District Vieux Carré Historic District (Additional Documentation) Walker House Whitney National Bank (Poydras Branch) Xavier University Main Building, Convent and Library
The Louisiana State Capitol building, located in Baton Rouge, is the tallest capitol building in the United States. It stands at 450 feet tall and has 34 floors.
Orleans Parish, located in the southeastern part of the state of Louisiana, has a rich and diverse history that stretches back for centuries. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Chitimacha and Choctaw peoples, who lived off the bountiful natural resources found in the marshy landscapes.

In 1682, the French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle claimed the Mississippi River and the surrounding area for France, including what is now Orleans Parish. The French began to establish settlements along the river, including New Orleans in 1718. The city quickly became an important hub for trade, thanks to its strategic location near the mouth of the Mississippi River.

In 1763, after the French and Indian War, France ceded the territory to Spain. However, the Spanish rule was short-lived, as France regained control of the territory in 1800 under the Treaty of San Ildefonso. Just three years later, in 1803, the Louisiana Purchase took place, with the United States acquiring Orleans Parish and the rest of the Louisiana Territory from France.

Under American rule, New Orleans continued to flourish as a center for trade, culture, and entertainment, attracting people from various backgrounds and ethnicities. The city became known for its vibrant music scene, including the birth of jazz in the early 20th century. However, Orleans Parish also faced its share of challenges, including devastating hurricanes and racial inequality during the civil rights era. Today, it remains a vibrant and dynamic part of Louisiana, with a unique blend of French, Spanish, and American influences.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

  • 1699 - French explorers first claim the area that would later become Orleans Parish.
  • 1718 - Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville founds the city of New Orleans.
  • 1763 - Orleans Parish becomes a Spanish territory following the Treaty of Paris.
  • 1803 - The United States acquires Orleans Parish as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
  • 1812 - Orleans Parish is admitted as the 18th state within the United States.
  • 1835 - New Orleans becomes the largest city in the southern United States.
  • 1862 - Orleans Parish falls under Union control during the American Civil War.
  • 1874 - The Battle of Liberty Place takes place in New Orleans, reflecting ongoing political tensions in Orleans Parish.
  • 1896 - Plessy v. Ferguson, a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, originates from a case in Orleans Parish.
  • 1965 - Hurricane Betsy strikes New Orleans, causing significant damage and loss of life in Orleans Parish.
  • 2005 - Hurricane Katrina devastates New Orleans and Orleans Parish, leading to widespread destruction and loss of life.