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Andrew Jackson Statue, New Orleans

Andrew Jackson Statue - New Orleans, Louisiana
Andrew Jackson Statue
Saint Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70130Map
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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In 1840 plans were put into place to commission a statue of Andrew Jackson for the center of Jackson Square. The bronze statue of General Jackson atop his horse was completed on December 1, 1855, but was not unveiled in New Orleans until February 9, 1856. A crowd of nearly 25,000 people gathered around Jackson Square for the unveiling ceremony. Artist Clark Mills designed the statue at a cost of $30,000. The Louisiana legislature also had allocated $10,000 for the project. Most of the remaining funding for the project is said to have been donated by the Baroness Micaela Almonaster de Pontalba. - Bethany Culp

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