#9207_Jazz Museum edifice: The Old U.S. Mint Building


18″ x 24″ unframed original drawing on off-white 93 lb (150 gm) archival paper

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This one-of-a-kind unframed original pencil and ink drawing was created by New Orleans artist Emilie Rhys on October 31, 2018, in the artist's French Quarter art studio, working from a historic photo, since modern tree growth prohibits unobstructed viewing.

The faÁade of the Old U.S. Mint building on Esplanade Avenue is dominated by the projecting Ionic-columned portico. Constructed in red brick, the building was designed by architect William Strickland in the Greek Revival style in 1835.

Operations as a branch mint of the Unites States Mint began in 1938, and lasted to 1861, whereupon it was closed dur to the American Civil War and the ensuing Reconstruction period. It resumed operations as a branch mint from 1879 to 1909.

It has been home to the New Orleans Jazz Museum since 2016.