Welcome to Algiers Point. Algiers was established during the colonial period in 1719 making it the city’s second oldest neighborhood. Originally, the neighborhood was founded as the French Quarter’s support side. During this time, people of Irish, German, and Italian heritage moved to Algiers to find work. In the 1800’s, most residents worked in the shipbuilding and trade industry.
Algiers Point is located across the river on the West Bank. It is just a short drive across the river. Many of the residents work in New Orleans, but move to Algiers Point because of the tight-knit community. This historic neighborhood has a variety of colorful colonial style homes. You will find many historic landmarks such as Algiers Courthouse, which was established in 1896 and the Algiers Point Public Library that was established in 1907. If you happen to stop in Algiers make sure to stop at Congregation Coffee and walk the levee.
You can expect to find a historic neighborhood with a community that appreciates the rich culture and gorgeous architecture Algiers Point has to offer. There are a variety of annual and weekly events for everyone in the neighborhood including the Confetti Park Players, Algiers Irish Rebel and Friendship Club, Algiers Holiday Bonfire, Concert, and the Oktoberfest festival which is hosted by the German Trinity Lutheran Church.
For more information about Algiers Point click here or visit the Algiers Point Neighborhood Association website.