Beauregard-Keyes House in New Orleans, LA
The Beauregard-Keyes House was built in 1826 for wealthy auctioneer Joseph LeCarpentier, and is a fine example of a raised center hall house. Beauregard lived in the home from 1866-68 while he was president of the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad. Keyes used the home as her winter residence for 25 years, from the 1950s until her death in 1970. The home features twin curved staircases, leading to a Tuscan portico. The brick-walled garden features a fine cast iron fountain and boxwood hedges. The garden’s design duplicates the original 1865 plans. On view are Keyes’ collections of more than 200 antique dolls and 87 tea pots. Her extensive collections of delicate fans and fascinating folk costumes are also on exhibit. Grab the best travel deals to New Orleans and enjoy tons of sightseeing destinations and activities in the area. Book your New Orleans summer vacation today and enjoy this beautiful city.