Morro Castle

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This building has a number of stories connected to it – but alas, all of them have been proved false. One said the house was built to quarter the Spanish troops of King Carlos IV of Spain, and hence it is sometimes known as the old Spanish barracks. Another says that a couple of mysterious Frenchmen used the leftover granite from the recently constructed Custom House to build this odd building, naming it “Morro Castle.” Both stories then suggested the home was haunted – either due to the atrocities of the Spanish troops, or the nefarious acts of the weird Frenchmen. But both stories fall apart under the briefest of scrutiny. The house wasn’t built until around 1830 – long after the Spanish left New Orleans (1801), and well before the Custom House was built (1848).

Either way, the name “Morro Castle” has still stuck, and many locals still refer to it as such. If it is indeed haunted, there are no well-documented claims – just stories attached to tales that have long since been debunked. There are, however, reasonably-priced apartments in the building – so you’re welcome to move in for as little as $1,995/month and decide for yourself!

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Geographic Information

1303 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA
United States

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29.9648905, -90.06315769999998
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Nearest Towns:
New Orleans, LA (1.0 mi.)
Gretna, LA (3.5 mi.)
Arabi, LA (3.5 mi.)
Terrytown, LA (4.2 mi.)
Harvey, LA (4.3 mi.)
Marrero, LA (5.0 mi.)
Jefferson, LA (5.4 mi.)
Metairie, LA (5.5 mi.)
Metairie Terrace, LA (6.1 mi.)
Chalmette, LA (6.2 mi.)


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