General Beauregard Equestrian Statue

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Beauregard, Gen., Equestrian Statue
BeauregardStatueSideOct08.jpg
The statue in 2008
General Beauregard Equestrian Statue is located in Louisiana
General Beauregard Equestrian Statue
General Beauregard Equestrian Statue is located in the US
General Beauregard Equestrian Statue
Location Jct. of Esplanade Ave. and Wisner Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana
Coordinates 29°59′2″N 90°5′23″W / 29.98389°N 90.08972°W / 29.98389; -90.08972Coordinates: 29°59′2″N 90°5′23″W / 29.98389°N 90.08972°W / 29.98389; -90.08972
Area less than one acre
Built 1913
NRHP reference # 99000233[1]
Added to NRHP February 18, 1999

The General Beauregard Equestrian Statue, honoring P. G. T. Beauregard, was located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. The statue, by Alexander Doyle, was officially unveiled in 1915.

It was at the intersection of Carrollton Avenue and Esplanade Avenue at the main entrance to City Park,[citation needed] on Beauregard Circle. The statue was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 18, 1999.[citation needed]

Removal[edit]

On June 24, 2015, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu acknowledged the impact of the June 2015 Charleston church shooting, and after talking with New Orleans jazz ambassador and lover Wynton Marsalis, Landrieu called for the removal of several city memorials to Confederate slaveholders.[2]

As part of a sixty-day period for public comment, two city commissions accepted the Mayor's call for the removal of four monuments associated with the Confederacy, including statues of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Beauregard, and an obelisk commemorating the Battle of Liberty Place. Governor Bobby Jindal opposed the removals.[3]

On December 17, 2015, the New Orleans City Council voted 6-to-1 to remove the Gen. Beauregard Statue, along with three other historical monuments built 100 to 135 years ago. Mayor Landrieu announced that the removal of the monuments would happen within days.[citation needed]

The statue's removal began on May 16, 2017,[4] and was completed on May 17.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ McClendon, Robert (June 24, 2015). "Mitch Landrieu on Confederate landmarks: 'That's what museums are for'". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Schachar, Natalie (August 15, 2015). "Jindal seeks to block removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Jamiel Lynch and Darran Simon (May 17, 2017). "PGT Beauregard Confederate statue comes down in New Orleans". CNN. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 

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