Brevard House - Anne Rice House

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This 1850s Greek Revival home built by Albert Brevard is said to be haunted by Mr. Brevard himself, who shot himself on the front porch. It is said that he apparates there as a mist on moonless nights. But the house has another claim to fame: Renowned author Anne Rice lived here for several years; the house was the setting for her novel “The Witching Hour.”

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    1239 First St
    New Orleans, LA
    United States

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    29.929438687673795, -90.07992777229447
    Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Nearest Towns:
    New Orleans, LA (1.8 mi.)
    Harvey, LA (1.8 mi.)
    Gretna, LA (1.9 mi.)
    Marrero, LA (2.4 mi.)
    Terrytown, LA (3.1 mi.)
    Westwego, LA (4.1 mi.)
    Timberlane, LA (4.6 mi.)
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    1. I have a picture honestly taken on 04 / 10/ 21 that looks to have a figure of a lady seemed younger wearing a white apron type dress and short dark possible black hair with like a black long sleeved under garment. I was wondering if anyone know who she is?

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