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Jackson Square
 
Website:  www.experienceneworleans.com/jackson-square.html
 
Location:  New Orleans, USA
 
Description:  A mixed use plaza at the center of the original city, with historic buildings, museums, shops, restaurants and apartments. The Cathedral is at the center, with the Cabildo, or seat of government to its left and the Presbyt√®re, a church residence, to its right. Both of these buildings are now museums.
 
Anchor:  New Orleans Cathedral
 
History:  French colonial New Orleans had this square as its central paza, sorrounded by a church, government building (Cabildo) and important residences, following the European tradition. The current Cabildo was rebuilt between 1795 and 1799 after the original was destroyed by fire. The Presbyt√®re was built between 1791 and 1813 to match the Cabildo. After the battle of New Orleans in 1815, the plaza was renamed Jackson Square after Andrew Jackson, the hero of the battle, and his statue was built at its center in 1856.
 
Public Art:  Sculptor Clark Mills's bronze statue of Andrew Jackson was erected in 1856.
 
Events:  French Quarter Festival, Caroling in Jackson Square.
 
Landscaping:  Trees, plants and flowers.
 
 
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