The Payne-Strachan House located at 1134 First Street in the Garden District of New Orleans is of Greek Revival design. It is best known as the home that Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States of America died in December of 1889.
Jefferson Davis had been imprisoned after the Civil War and then pardoned. He eventually began giving talks and writing books about the war to make ends meet. During a trip he fell ill with malaria and bronchitis and was forced to stop in New Orleans, where he was diagnosed and ordered off the boat. He was taken in by Charles Fenner, the son-in-law of Judge Jacob Payne an old friend of Davis’. He spent the next two weeks here in the home eventually dying on the morning of December 6.
Copyright 2018 Susan Rissi Tregoning
September 14th, 2018
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