AfriGeneas Creole Research Forum
Manuel Moreau, free man of color
Manuel Moreau was a master builder and designed several homes, many in the Faubourg Marigny. Moreau’s own residence was at 1625 Pauger, where he resided from 1829 until his death. The home which he built has double dormers, cast iron window railings, beautiful indoor staircases, and side pocket doors. Originally, between the house and detached kitchen there was a well and herringbone brick courtyard. Just a block away was the home of his mother, Magdeleine Boree, at 928-934 Kerlerec Street. This home is one of the finest examples of first-decade nineteenth century architecture.