After McDonogh purchased the property in 1845 he allowed Allard to live the remainder of his life there. It is often
said that he was buried in a quiet spot under a favorite tree (the Dueling Oak, shown here in the 1880s) however St. Louis
Cathedral records indicate that Allard was buried on May 18, 1847 in St. Louis Cemetery #2. (LOC)
The images in this book appear courtesy of the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL), Louisiana Digital Library (LDL), the Library
of Congress (LOC), The Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC), Pictometry International (PI), and D.C. "Infrogmation"
May (DCM). Unless otherwise noted, images are from the author's collection.