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    Faubourg Treme

    About Treme

    Treme was established in 1810 as the first subdivision in New Orleans.

    Created from a portion of the Morand-Moreau plantation, it was sold by Claude Treme to the city and is considered to be America’s oldest existing African American neighborhood.

    The television show “Treme” brought renewed interest to the neighborhood from new residents, along with a resurgence in buying and renovating some of the historic properties located there with a result of increased prices and demand in what was a traditionally working class neighborhood.

    Historically a racially mixed neighborhood, it remains an important center of the city’s African-American and Creole culture, especially the modern brass band tradition. ~ Wikipedia

    Treme is bounded by N. Rampart, N. Claiborne, St. Bernard Avenue and Basin Street/Orleans Avenue, and bordered by the French Quarter, the Marigny, the 7th Ward and Mid City.

    The location is fantastic, in close proximity to both downtown New Orleans and the Quarter.


    Video Tour and History of Treme


    Sites of Interest in Treme

    Armstrong Park and Congo Square

    Mahalia Jackson Theatre

    New Orleans African-American Museum

    Jazz & Heritage Headquarters

    Backstreet Museum


    Treme Neighborhood Association information