Both sides of Jackson Square boast handsome brick buildings that have been photographed for many years — the Pontalba Buildings. They were constructed in the 1840s by the Baroness Micaela Almonester Pontalba, whose life was literally so dramatic, it was turned into an opera. Grills on the Pontalba Buildings display the monogram of the Almonester-Pontalba families, a most difficult union.
The upper floors of the Pontalba Buildings are rented as apartments, the oldest apartments in continuous use in the United States.
|Louisiana State Library|
|Alexander Allison | New Orleans Public Library|
My own view of the Pontalba Buildings.