The Collins C. Diboll Vieux Carré Survey - a project of The Historic New Orleans Collection
1140 Royal St.
Square: 50 Lot Number: 22782-30

 

Vieux Carré Commission Evaluation:

Old rating: main building -- blue; rear building (Gov. Nicholls) -- brown; new rating: main building -- blue; rear building -- yellow. This impressive mansion, known as the Lalaurie or Haunted house, actually is not the same building that the infamous Madame Lalaurie inhabited. When she acquired the property in 1831 from Edmond Soniat Dufossat, it was already under construction and was then finished for Madame Lalaurie. Its original appearance was similar to the Soniat House at 1133-35 Chartres or to the Hermann-Grima House at 820 St. Louis. When the fire burned it during the ownership of Madame Lalaurie, there was probably little left. It was then rebuilt by Pierre Trastour, c. 1837-38 and assumed the appearance that it has today. The dwelling had a third floor and rear building added later in the 19th century and the rear building on Gov. Nicholls Street, which had only one floor until a second one was added in the 20th century, was remodeled in the 1970s when the second floor interior of the building was done over by Koch and Wilson, architects.


 
Yellow
Portion of Building: Service building Material: Masonry
     • Note: partially of Wood

 
Blue
Portion of Building: Main Material: Masonry

 

Dimensions (Dimensions run CCW)
Frontage: 46' 10" 0'''
Side 2: 90' 0" 0'''
Side 3: 46' 10" 0'''
Side 4: 90' 0" 0'''

Property


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1140 Royal corner (630-638) Governor Nicholls

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LaLaurie Mansion (1140 Royal) (rear elevation, Governor Nicholls)

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LaLaurie Mansion (1140 Royal) (rear elevation, Governor Nicholls)

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LaLaurie Mansion (1140 Royal corner [630-638] Governor Nicholls)

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LaLaurie Mansion (1140 Royal corner [630-638] Governor Nicholls)

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LaLaurie House/ Erected 1831, 2nd Floor (elevation & floorplan) (1140...

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LaLaurie Mansion (1140 Royal corner [630-638] Governor Nicholls)

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LaLaurie Mansion (1140 Royal corner [630-638] Governor Nicholls)

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LaLaurie Mansion (1140 Royal) (doorway)

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The Haunted House, New Orleans, La. (LaLaurie Mansion, 1140 Royal corner...

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LaLaurie Mansion (1140 Royal)

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LaLaurie Mansion (1140 Royal corner [630-638] Governor Nicholls)

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LaLaurie Mansion (1140 Royal corner [630-638] Governor Nicholls)

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1140 Royal (side/rear elevation = 630-638 Governor Nicholls)
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Street Images


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Plan de 18 lots de terre... (1100 block Royal)

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1100 block Royal
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Square Images


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Sanborn's Insurance Map

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Sanborn's Insurance Map

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Sanborn's Insurance Maps

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Sanborn's Insurance Maps

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Map of the Public lot of Ground in the City of New Orleans on which the and...

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DPM Square 50 square map w/lot numbers

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VCS Square 50 Elevations on 4 streets

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VCS Square 50 architectural ratings color-coded square map

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VCS Square 50 bldg. materials color-coded square map

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Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans (detail: Square 50)

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Convent of the R. Mothers Usulines (Plan of Ursuline Convent) (Squares 18,...

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Convent of the R. Mothers Usulines (Plan of Ursuline Convent) (Squares 18,...

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Overlapping Sketch of Convent of the R. Mothers Usulines and 1822 Tanesse...

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Plan of two Squares of Ground belonging to the NUNS of this City (Squares -...

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Plan of two Squares of Ground belonging to the NUNS of this City (Squares...

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Ursuline Convent (Squares 18, 19, 50, & 51)
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 The Collins C. Diboll Vieux Carré Survey - a project of The Historic New Orleans Collection
1140 Royal St.
Square: 50 Lot Number: 22782-30

 

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 The Collins C. Diboll Vieux Carré Survey - a project of The Historic New Orleans Collection
1140 Royal St.
Square: 50 Lot Number: 22782-30

 

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This project was made possible in part through the generous financial support of the Collins C. Diboll Private Foundation.
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