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French Quarter Civil War-Era Widows Home Turning Into $1.2-$3.5M Housing

In a rare demolition and subsequent new construction for the neighborhood, a two-story building on the 1200 block of Dauphine Street in the French Quarter was recently razed to make room for a $20 million residential complex.

The building that was demolished—completely legally—once housed the La Socíeté Hospitaliere des Dames Louisianaises, a home for Civil War widows. The project calls for 10 housing units, ranging from 1,500 to 4,000 square feet and priced at $1.2 million to $3.5 million, and off-street parking. The homes are expected to hit the market "by late next year or early 2017."

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