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Beauregard-Keyes House, New Orleans

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The Beauregard-Keyes House is a historic residence located at 1113 Chartres Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana. It is currently a museum focusing on some of the past residents of the house, most notably Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and American author Frances Parkinson Keyes.HistoryThe property where the house would be built was originally owned by Ursuline nuns, who sold off parcels of their land in 1825. The home was designed by François Correjolles and built by James Lambert in 1826 for auctioneer Joseph LeCarpentier. In his design, Correjolles combined elements of a Creole cottage with Greek Revival features, including a Palladian façade. In particular, he used Creole forms in the interior and on the rear elevation, as well as a cabinet gallery and detached outbuildings, but maintaining the American tradition of a central hall. Consul of Switzerland John A. Merle became the owner in 1833 and his wife, Anais Philippon, added the adjoining garden.BeauregardBy 1865, the home was purchased by a local grocer named Dominique Lanata, who rented it out until 1904. His first tenants were the Beauregards. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard married his second wife, Caroline Deslonde, in 1860. Caroline was the daughter of André Deslonde, a sugar planter from St. James Parish. The newlyweds honeymooned briefly in the house. Mrs. Beauregard died in 1864.After the American Civil War, Beauregard returned to 1113 Chartres Street and lived in the house from 1866 to 1868. He then moved with his son René and a widowed older sister to a home at 934 Royal Street, where he lived until 1875.
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  • We had a Garden Club outing to the B-K house. Our group was about 30. We called ahead of time to give them a heads up. They were so nice they closed the place to outside tourists for the hour we were ...  more »
  • This beautiful mansion, across the street from the old Ursuline Convent in the French Quarter, was once the temporary home of the famous confederate and Creole General Pierre "Touton" Beauregard and t...  more »
  • This is a bit of a "hidden gem, oddball tour". It's very much about the former owner, Mrs. Keyes, who was famous in her time, but our tour guide (who was a character himself) made it very interesting ...  more »
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  • This venue is the most unique and beautiful that you can find in the French Quarter. While hotels often feel generic, the house and gardens of the B-K house coupled with its rich history make it the most romantic spot in the Quarter to get married. Since the house are gardens are already elegant and richly designed, there is little need for additional decor. Our guests came from all over the country to visit and see us be married; they enjoyed the fun (but quieter and more elegant) side of the historic French Quarter. Everyone commented about how lovely the B-K house is....I'm so glad I chose to be married there.
  • Was there for a wedding resception, it was set up real nice an pretty. Staff was great