Site of the Laveau House

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Famed Creole Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau (1794–1881), multi-racial daughter of a white planter and a French Creole woman, lived on this site during part of her life. Her ghost is said to frequent the place, still performing her ritual ceremonies. The cottage that currently stands on the site is not the original home.

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Geographic Information

1020 St. Ann Street
New Orleans, LA
United States

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29.96095107487335, -90.06719847766362
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Nearest Towns:
New Orleans, LA (0.6 mi.)
Gretna, LA (3.3 mi.)
Arabi, LA (3.7 mi.)
Harvey, LA (4.0 mi.)
Terrytown, LA (4.1 mi.)
Marrero, LA (4.7 mi.)
Jefferson, LA (5.2 mi.)
Metairie, LA (5.4 mi.)
Westwego, LA (5.9 mi.)
Metairie Terrace, LA (5.9 mi.)


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