The dazzling gilded thirteen-foot-high equestrian statue of Joan of Arc, clad in armor and holding a lance (a copy of the original statue of 1874 in the place des Pyramides in Paris), was a gift to the City from France in 1964 during the presidency of Charles de Gaulle. Originally installed in front of the International Trade Mart (OR78) and the Rivergate Convention Center (1968, Curtis and Davis; demolished 1955), Joan was moved when the present casino was constructed at that site. This new location in the heart of the Vieux Carré in a pocket park gives the work the greater visibility it deserves.
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Joan of Arc Monument
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