Gardette LePretre House

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A famous ghost story around these parts, the Sultan’s Ghost is the tale of a grisly mass murder, and it took place in this 1836 house. A Turkish renter in the 1870s was rumored to keep a harem here, which he created by kidnapping women and torturing them into submission. As legend has it, a passerby one day noticed that blood was seeping from the building. It was found that the entire household had been violently killed – the man himself had been buried alive out back. The murderer has never been found. Apparitions are said to roam the halls; witnesses have reported hearing screams as well.

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Geographic Information

716 Dauphine St.
New Orleans, LA
United States

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29.959442, -90.06619899999998
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Nearest Towns:
New Orleans, LA (0.6 mi.)
Gretna, LA (3.2 mi.)
Arabi, LA (3.7 mi.)
Harvey, LA (3.9 mi.)
Terrytown, LA (4.0 mi.)
Marrero, LA (4.6 mi.)
Jefferson, LA (5.2 mi.)
Metairie, LA (5.5 mi.)
Westwego, LA (5.9 mi.)
Metairie Terrace, LA (6.0 mi.)


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