New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

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New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
Perseverance-Hall-No-4.jpg
Perseverance Hall No. 4
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is located in United States
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
Location New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Coordinates 29°57′47″N 90°4′5″W / 29.96306°N 90.06806°W / 29.96306; -90.06806Coordinates: 29°57′47″N 90°4′5″W / 29.96306°N 90.06806°W / 29.96306; -90.06806
Area 4 acres (0.016 km2)
Visitation 130,393 (2011)
Governing body National Park Service
NRHP Reference # 01000277
Added to NRHP October 2, 1973

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is a U.S. National Historical Park in the Tremé neighbourhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, near the French Quarter. It was created in 1994 to celebrate the origins and evolution of jazz, America’s most widely-recognised genre of music.

The park consists of 4 acres (16,000 m2) within Louis Armstrong Park leased by the National Park Service. The park has an office, visitors center, and concert venue several blocks away in the French Quarter. It provides a setting to share the cultural history of the people and places that helped shape the development and progression of jazz in New Orleans. The park preserves information and resources associated with the origins and early development of jazz through interpretive techniques designed to educate and entertain.

Perseverance Hall No. 4[edit]

Park sign at French Quarter visitors center.

The centerpiece of the site is Perseverance Hall No. 4. Originally a Masonic Lodge, it was built between 1819 and 1820, making it the oldest Masonic temple in Louisiana.

Perseverance Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 2, 1973. The entire National Historical Park was administratively listed on the Register on the date of its authorization, October 31, 1994.

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