Malus – Beauregard House

The Malus-Beauregard House is located at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Malus-Beauregard House
Front of the Malus-Beauregard House

The house was originally built by Madeline Pannetier Malus, in 1833 or 1834 in a French Colonial Style, facing the Mississippi River.  She died in 1835, and the house was purchased by Caroline Fabrice Cantrello, and remodeled to the Greek Revival Style, as it now stands.

Verandah

 

The rear veranda of the Malus-Beauregard house, identical to the front.  The sweeping veranda and huge columns make the home appear much larger than it is.  There are only five rooms on the main floor, and likely the same amount on the second floor, which was not open during my visit.  All of the rooms are unfurnished.

Veranda

 

Rene Beauregard purchased the home in 1880.  He would be the last private owner.  Subsequently, it was owned by the New Orleans Terminal Company until 1949.

Now, it is part of the Chalmette National Historical Park, and has been restored to the 1856 – 1866 period.

This location is where the Battle of New Orleans took place in 1815, and is also home to the Chalmette National Cemetery.  Now closed to new interments, it is the home to soldiers from the Revolutionary War to the Viet Nam War.

Chalmette National Cemetery
Chalmette National Cemetery

 

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