at the Frances Benjamin Johnston house on Bourbon. The 1940 era picture is from the Library of Congress archives and likely dates from soon after she purchased the property. She died in New Orleans in 1955.
This gate may have jumpstarted my decision to map the ironwork in the Quarter. I don’t think the gold detail was there when I first noticed this gate (although I may be wrong) but I was startled when I saw the Pontalba scroll on this other building. I am doing research on the commercial history of Jackson Square and know that the Baroness lived near to Jackson Square while she built the Pontalbas, and I wonder if this might be where she lived. I’ll post when more information comes my way..
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