Location: Bound by St. Charles Avenue, Camp Street, North Maestri Street, and South Maestri Street

Size: 2.5 acres

Historic Landmark: Part of the Upper Central Business District Historic District

Playgrounds: No 

Additional Information: Lafayette Square, a 2.5 acre park, is located directly across from Gallier Hall.

Known as a favorite gathering spot for concerts and festivals, Lafayette Square is the second oldest square in New Orleans. It is still used for inaugurations and civic events. Designed in 1788 by Charles Laveau Trudeau, general surveyor of Louisiana under the Spanish government, it is also used for weddings, corporate events, filming, and parade-watching during carnival. 

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