Vincent Rillieux

free man of color

339 Royal Street
New Orleans, La....(1820 - present)

Vincent Rillieux house (Waldhorn's Antiques). French emigre architect Barthelemy Lafon designed this storehouse about 1800 for Vincent Rillieux, who sold it to the Planters Bank in 1811.

Between 1820 and 1836 the Bank of the United States had offices here. After the banking panic of 1837 the building was sold to Dr. Paul Lacroix for $75,000. The delicate wrought iron corner balcony has Spanish-style S-curved suport brackets.

The projecting bands at the second level articulate the building with subtlety, providing shallow relief to the flab fronts.


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