Just eight miles downriver from New Orleans, lie the ruins of the only house that survived the Battle of New Orleans. Commandeered as a hospital for British troops, the de La Ronde House is significant to U.S. history.
In 2015, the Daughters of the British Empire sought to preserve the eight masonry pillars that still survive; thus the de La Ronde Project was born. With the help of many community partners and Chalmette Refining, the pillars have been repointed and historical signage was erected.
Wreath laying ceremonies are held on Veterans Day and each January during the battle’s anniversary.
– Elizabeth Ellison-Frost, Community Relations Manager, Chalmette Refining