9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

New Orleans had already been a city for nearly 50 years when Louis Brognier de Clouet was born in 1766. The first generation American was a land speculator of the highest order and bought a vast plantation in our city’s Upper 9th Ward – eventually subdividing the land – in 1809.

Historians believe Louisa Street is named after Clouet’s daughter Luisa. I took this photo at 9x Social Aid and Pleasure Club’s second line last year.

If you love studying the history of New Orleans please read: ‘Hope & New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names’ by Sally Asher

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