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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 building located in the Chartres Street opposite the Ursulino convent, was built in 1826 by the architect François Correjolles for wealthy auctioneer Joseph Le Carpentier where the family lived. In 1827 the daughter, gave to light to the future champion world of chess Charles Paul Morphy. His career and life was immortalized in the novel of French Parkinson Keyes: the players of chess. This building owes its name two people who lived in separate times, with about one keep away: the Confederate general Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was a native of New Orleans who ordered the first shots of the Civil War from Fort Sumter, South Carolina in April 1861 and French Parkinson Keyes, who was a notable author of over fifty books and collections of short stories. Today this House is a landmark of the French quarter.
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  • Really interesting historic/architectural tour. Nice balance between the old New Orleans front and more recent cottage belonging to Mrs. Keyes. Very knowledgeable guide. 
  • Another interesting and delightful way to spend an hour looking round a New Orleans private house (no longer lived in) and being provided with an understanding of how (well to do) people - Beauregard ...  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