Algiers & Algiers Point
Algiers, established in 1719, is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans and resides on the western bank of the Mississippi River. Sometimes you will hear locals, especially east bankers of New Orleans, call it “across the river” or simply the Westbank. It’s the only Orleans Parish community on the Westbank. This neighborhood has an array of architecture, including historic Victorian and Craftsman homes in Algiers Point, Colonial and Tudor style homes in Tall Timbers, and McMansions in English Turn.
Residents have access to New Orleans’s downtown skyline, the bike levee along Patterson Rd, and the Algiers and Lower Algiers/Chalmette Ferry terminals.
Algiers Point, also known as “New Orleans Best Kept Secret,” is a small community of Algiers. Its name derives from the sharp right turn of the Mississippi River. On August 1, 1978, Algiers Point was added to the National Register of Historic Places. You’ll find buildings from the 1840s that span from Greek Revival to Italianate and Victoria styles. Fun Fact! The Algiers Courthouse on Morgan Street is the 3rd oldest courthouse in Louisiana that’s in current use today.
Ride the ferry to explore the French Quarter, watch the city skyline shine in the distance, or stroll the Jazz Walk of Fame. Algiers Point is a neighborhood any historic preservation enthusiast would be proud to call home.
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