Pirate's Alley is a walk around art show that runs down the south side of the St. Louis Cathedral from Chartres St. to Royal St. Pirate's Alley is a part of the New Orleans Louisiana Spring Fiesta. Pirate's Alley was once called Ruelle d'Orleans and also Orleans Alley. It is the site of where General Jackson supposedly planned to meet the buccaneer brothers Pierre and Jean Lafitte to plan the city's defense against the British. This occurred in 1831. Pirate's Alley has many painters. Most say that they don't work, but when the weather is good you can find them out on the Alley painting beautiful landscapes, water colors, pictures of the alley, etc... All of the pictures are pretty inexpensive, selling from two to ten dollars. The great novelist William Faulkner lived in an apartment over Pirate's Alley for a short period of time.While living there, Faulkner wrote his first novel, Soldiers' Pay, in 1925. The Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society, Inc. was started in 1990 by Rosemary James and Joseph J. DeSalvo. It is their residence and DeSalvo's bookstore.
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