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Milneburg Lighthouse (Port Pontchartrain Lighthouse)

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1855. Lakeside of Lakeshore Dr. at the terminus of Elysian Fields Ave.
  • (Infrogmation of New Orleans [CC BY 2.5])

One of a series of federal lighthouses erected around Lake Pontchartrain from the Rigolets to Madisonville, this 56-foot-high, hourglass-shaped brick tower was stranded inland when the Orleans Levee Board completed the landfill project along the lakeshore in 1929. A concrete levee wall now forms a backdrop to the lighthouse. It was named for Milneburg, the former lakefront resort at this location, which was developed by Scotsman Andrew Milne in 1831. Near the lighthouse are buildings housing the Navy Information Technology Center (1999) in the Research and Technology Park of the University of New Orleans, designed by Perez Ernst Farnet, Architects and Planners.

Writing Credits

Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas


What's Nearby


Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas, "Milneburg Lighthouse (Port Pontchartrain Lighthouse)", [New Orleans, Louisiana], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

buildings of new orleans book

Buildings of New Orleans, Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 240-241.

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