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Sunday, December 27, 2015

NOLA files ... Joan of Arc 2015

' Maid  of  Orleans '
Joan of Arc 
corner  of  St. Philip and Decatur Streets
New  Orleans, La.
Dec.  2015
originally  sent  to New Orleans
on  consignment  in 1958 
but  remained  in  storage for 
 eight  years  because  the  city 
 could  not  afford  the  $35,ooo 
 price tag.
in 1964  Charles  de  Gaulle 
secured  funding  for the  statue 
and gifted  it  to  the  city
 and  people  of  New  Orleans
 from  the  people  of  France.
 in  1972  the  statue  was  placed 
on  canal street .
gilded  in 1985  and  again  in  1999
when it was  relocated  
(  due  to  construction  of  Harrah's  Casino )
 to the present  site  near
  the  French Market.