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United States Mint, New Orleans Branch

New Orleans, Louisiana
County of Orleans.
400 Esplanade Avenue
National Register Number: 73000875
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Government Building: Federal. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: LA-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Museum of Jazz and Mardi Gras.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 15, 1975):
Begun in 1835 and in operation in 1838, this branch mint is the Nation's oldest unreconstructed mint in its original location. It is an imposing classical-revival structure with columned portico, of stuccoed river-mud brick with exterior granite trimming.

Hurricane Katrina blew off about 60 percent of the roof and caused extensive water damage to interior. Many repairs have been made, but building is not scheduled to reopen until 2008.

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