Louisiana State Bank, 403 Royal St.

The Louisiana State Bank building was the last building designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the architect of the great dome of the U.S. Capital rotunda in Washington, D.C. This building opened in 1820, just before Latrobe died in New Orleans of yellow fever. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the structure was, from 1928, occupied by Manheim Galleries. In 2001, the building was sold at auction to investor and businessman Louie Roussel III for $4.425 million dollars. This photograph was taken from the lawn of the old Civil District Court building across the street.