In 1905, the City Park Improvement Association Board voted to Tender the land for Free that became known as Beauregard Circle to the Monument Association.
At the time the Monument Association had the option to place the statue on the grounds of Camp Nicholls Veteran Home, located just across Bayou St. John.
City Park benefited by having a beautiful piece of art to draw people to the park.
The Camp Nicholls Veterans' Home obtained a submarine discovered in 1909 at the end of Bayou St. John and displayed it.
The Veterans' Home was raised with private funds and opened in 1884 to care for veterans. It would have been a suitable place for the Beauregard Statue had not City Park desired the statue to increase traffic to the park.
In 1915 the Beauregard Statue was placed across the Bayou from Camp Nicholls.
According to The Hayride, a City Attorney confirmed the Mayor's Office is in discussions with a Private Museum on Slavery to display New Orleans Monuments worth millions.
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