New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Friday, June 23, 2017

238 Bourbon Street -- Absinthe House

circa 1939, corner Beinville, Photo Source: http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=any&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=/LSM_FQA&CISOBOX1=fq000082 Built in 1806 by importers Pedro Font and Francisco Juncadella as a storehouse said to be a hanut of haunt of Pierre and Jean Lafitte. pirates 1860 census L. Frigerio age 30 -- 1912 record...he was a shipping agent operating here 1866 relatives Jacinto and P.O. Aleix opened a coffeehouse there 1874 coffeehouse bartender Cayetanno Ferrer took over and called it the "Absinthe Room" 1890 Ferrer's sons renamed it the "Old Absinthe House" famous for its Absinthe Frappe. 1905 absinthe outlawed in the United States Now Jean Lafitte's Bistro
 
NOTE--I THINK THIS IS THE ABSINTHE HOUSE RATHER THAN THE OLD ABSINTHE HOUSE
238 Bourbon Street -- Absinthe House