Living history nestled in the French Quarter.

Steps away from St. Louis Cathedral, the Upper Pontalba building on Jackson Square in the French Quarter is one of the most historically and architecturally significant structures in New Orleans. Built in 1850, the four-story red brick building contains 50 apartment homes, 10 retail stores, two restaurants and a coffee shop. Often referred to as the “oldest apartment building in the U.S.”, the residential apartments offer an unparalleled living experience in New Orleans – one that combines the building’s fascinating history and unique design with classic modern elegance. Explore the history of the Upper Pontalba building – past and present – and learn more about residential and commercial leasing opportunities.