History of Esplanade Avenue
In the 19th century, Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans where Degas House is located was an important route for trade. It also functioned as a “Millionaire’s Row” for the Louisiana Creole section of the city. Today it is a beautiful oak tree lined avenue which runs from the Mississippi River to Carrollton Avenue at City Park.
Degas House, a Historical House Museum
The term “Historical House Museum” is an important designation since historic houses are among the most numerous museums in the country and being designated as one is an honor. Degas House is such a museum