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Louisiana Capital Locations: 1873

and some capitol places


The election last November in 1872 led to disputed results between the January 1873, there was conflict in the streets. Union-backed forces held the Mechanic's Institute with federal marshals and police. The democrats set up a rival legislature in the Odd Fellows Hall across Lafayette Square from City Hall.

No. 56.]    AN ACT
Making appropriations for the general expenses of the State for the unexpired term of the year ending the thirty-first day of December, 1873.

Appropriation to pay rent of a building used as a State House, ten thousand dollars.

1873 Act No. 56

New Odd Fellows' Hall

small engraving of the 4 story new Odd Fellows Hall

image from Francis P. Burns, Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Winter, 1963), pp. 82

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The Mechanic's Institute

Mechanic's Institute: a four story brick building. Next door a white fence blocks off a building site. Man in street.

Courtesy Historic New Orleans Collection