Audubon Place

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The President of Tulane University lives in this university-owned house at the entrance of Audubon Place.

Audubon Place is a privately gated street along St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans that sits next to Tulane University. As of 2009, Audubon Place homes typically cost around $5 million.[1][2][3] A guardhouse sits at the entrance to the street, with entrance restricted to those on a pre-approved list.[4] Following the 2005 Hurricane Katrina-related levee breach, Blackwater security personnel were helicoptered to Audubon Place to protect property;[5] flood waters did not inundate the street,[5] because it sits above sea level. Audubon Place is immediately across from Audubon Park. The street lies within the 70118 ZIP code.

Among the current residents of Audubon Place is Tom Benson, owner of the city's NFL and NBA teams, the Saints and Pelicans. The president of Tulane University lives on the street in a mansion donated to the university by Sam Zemurray, one-time head of United Fruit, predecessor to today's Chiquita.[4]

Audubon Place is not to be confused with Audubon Street or Audubon Boulevard, both of which are also in the neighborhood surrounding Tulane University and Audubon Park. All of the streets are named after John James Audubon, naturalist and long-time New Orleans resident.

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