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Kings & Pawns
THE BLOODLINES OF BOURBON ORLEANS
by Laura Kuhn
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Kings & Pawns: The Bloodlines of Bourbon-Orleans is a storybook featuring namesakes of New Orleans, tales of former Louisiana governors, and the in-depth history of 717 Orleans Avenue, an address steeped in a detailed heritage of controversial yet culturally influential venues. Where once opera reigned at the old Orleans Theatre, where Creole society celebrated at the Orleans Ballroom, and where the Sisters of the Holy Family housed the first African-American convent in America, the address of the Bourbon Orleans Hotel offers many a story to tell.