U.S. Mint Building of Louisiana State Museum Photos
The Old U.S. Mint at 420 Esplanade Ave. is now part of Louisiana State Museum & used for temporary exhibits. It was designed in about 1838 by William Strickland in a Greek Revival style. The site was once the location of Spanish Fort San Carlos (1792) protecting the corner of old New Orleans, from where Andrew Jackson departed with his troops for the 1814 Battle of New Orleans. The Mint had the distinction of striking coins for both the federal & the Confederate regimes. The building house Civil War troops, served a number of other purposes.
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|Old U.S. Mint (c1838) (420 Esplanade Ave.) now part of Louisiana State Museum. New Orleans, LA. Style: Greek Revival. Architect: William Strickland. On National Register.
|Old U.S. Mint which housed troops during Civil War. New Orleans, LA.
|Old U.S. Mint produced coins until 1909 & later became federal prison. New Orleans, LA.
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