New Orleans, Louisiana: Jacques the Butcher

Pose with Jacques, a 1983 bronze sidewalk sculpture of an 1880s butcher. He wears a derby and an apron and has a big mustache. The piece of meat in his hand has been burnished by countless tourists.

Address:
912 N. Peters St., New Orleans, LA
Directions:
In Dutch Alley, a small pedestrian passage between Decatur St. and the flood wall, at the east end of the building housing the Cafe du Monde along with other small shops. The nearest cross street is Dumaine.
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The Butcher.

Jacques the Butcher

Three sculptures within a few yards of each other in the French Quarter were commissioned by the Friends of the Market in 1983 and represent typical people from 1800s New Orleans. The most interesting is named Jacques the Butcher, sculpted by Eric Caposta. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and is holding a piece of meat in his left hand. There is a small mural on a nearby wall, and one of the many people depicted in it is Jacques.

[signmanjoe, 10/29/2021]

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