Thomas Poree House - Cafe Havana

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This spot was the location of many different places, including a French colonial home, another residence for Juan Laporte in 1789, a bakery on an added second floor in 1807, and, after that went belly-up, the residence of the Thomas Poree family in 1808. It was Cafe Havana, a cigar shop, in the 1990s, and is now reported to be a stationery store, Papier Plume. Staff at the former cigar store had seen and heard the apparition of a giggling young woman, and they said that the cigar price tags in the humidor often were mixed up by unseen hands.

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Geographic Information

842 Royal St
New Orleans, LA
United States

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29.959554, -90.06325700000002
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Nearest Towns:
New Orleans, LA (0.8 mi.)
Gretna, LA (3.2 mi.)
Arabi, LA (3.5 mi.)
Terrytown, LA (3.9 mi.)
Harvey, LA (4.0 mi.)
Marrero, LA (4.7 mi.)
Jefferson, LA (5.4 mi.)
Metairie, LA (5.6 mi.)
Timberlane, LA (6.0 mi.)
Westwego, LA (6.0 mi.)


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