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the Map


Inquiry Question

Historical Context

Maps 1a-1c
Map 2




Table of

Locating the Site

Map 3: Plan of New Orleans, 1720.
[Map 3] with link to larger version of map.
(Library of Congress)

Map Key:
A. House of Intendant
B. Convent of the Capuchin Fryars
C. The Jails
D. Guard Room
E. Hospital and Convent of the Ursulines
F. Guard House of the Inhabitants
G. Place where the Windmill Stood
H. Powder Magazine
I. Place of Arms
J. The King's Magazine
K. The Governor's House
L. Magazine
M. Brick Kiln
N. The Kings Forges
O. Barracks
Street Key:
1. Rue de Bourbon
2. Rue Royale
3. Rue de Chartres
4. Quay
5. Rue de l'Arcenal
6. Rue St. Philippe
7. Rue du Maine
8. Rue Ste. Anne
9. Rue d'Orleans
10. Rue St. Pierre
11. Rue de Toulouse
12. Rue de Conti
13. Rue St. Louis
14. Rue de Bienville

Questions for Map 3

1. Locate the open square near the river. What activities might it have been used for?

2. What natural features surround the Vieux Carré? If needed, see Map 2.

3. What effect might the wet conditions have on the way the Vieux Carré developed?

4. This plan does not show the forts established to protect the city, but it does indicate the military presence. Locate the military structures.

5. What evidence can you find that demonstrates the French influence in Vieux Carré?

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