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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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  • This is one of the few houses where you can actually walk through the rooms!! The tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. My husband and I happen to be running late but since he had no other ...  more »
  • For $10 a person a docent will guide you through this house which has a very interesting history. Items from the civil war period furnish the home.  more »
  • I am from Colorado and was "touring" around the quarter on my own Tuesday May 30th and the very sweet gentleman who was the tour guide was so full of great information and was very nice! I would highl...  more »
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  • Great guide. Wonderful way to learn a little about NOLA history. Would highly recommend.
  • The tour was great! Very insightful into the home, the restoration and it's history. The house has seen better days, but it's still beautiful and charming today.
  • Rosanna was an excellent tour guide. We had a wonderful time.
  • Fascinating history and well explained by the guide.
  • Beautiful setting for a private party.