While Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop seems the obvious pick of haunted buildings on the corner of Bourbon Street and St. Phillip Street, when asked, most people on my tours point to the boarded up brick building directly across the street.
940 Bourbon Street.
It happens frequently enough to warrant a little indulgent digging to see if there is, in fact, a connection between the two properties.
Is it possible that the Lafitte brothers hung out at this house- swapping pirate stories and tricks of the trade? Is it possible the Lafitte brothers stashed away some of their goodies in the walls of this old home?
*Despite this connection to a well known pirate, the Livaudais family did much to help the port succeed, both in maintaining its use and settling the land.
Historic New Orleans Collection Collins C Diboll Collection, Creole Families by Grace King, Fleur de Lys and Calumet by Andre Penicaut, Wikitree, "Archival Evaluation of Floodwall Alignments" by Sally K Reeves, 1982.