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Jackson Square

Jackson Square is a famous historic area in the heart of New Orleans's French Quarter, and a favorite venue of street artists and musicians. Originally named Place d'Armes, the area was renamed Jackson Square after the Battle of New Orleans in 1814 to honor General Andrew Jackson. A statue of Jackson has stood in the center of the square since 1856. St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, and the Jax Brewery building are some of the famous structures found within the square. As a part of the French Quarter, Jackson Square has been a National Historic Landmark since the 1960s.

Fun Fact: Jackson Square was originally a park known as the Place d' Armes.

Photo source: Carol M. Highsmith

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