Morphy walking tour in New Orleans
Here's a tour of US chess great Paul Morphy sites in the French Quarter.
1. Birthplace: 1113 Chartres St - the historic Beauregard-Keyes House
Paul Morphy was born here on June 22, 1837, Built in 1826 for Paul Morphy’s grandfather, Joseph Le Carpentier, the house was the family residence of LeCarpentier's daughter, Louise and her husband, Michel Alonzo Morphy, from 1829-1841.
2. Family house 417 Royal St - Brennan's restaurant. Morphy lived there from age 4 until his death in 1884 of a stroke at age 47.
Brennan's even has a Morphy Room:
"Morphy Room (12 seated | 20 reception), a cozy parlor on the second floor, pays homage to the enigmatic man considered one of the world’s greatest players. The décor evokes the mood of a sophisticated English study, with a red velvet sofa, cocktail table and, of course, a chessboard awaiting a pre-dinner or postprandial match. Rich wine-color lacquered walls have panels of Scottish tartan in salmon, burgundy, and dark green, and are perfectly paired with a checkerboard-patterned rug in matching tones. Above the fireplace’s mantle is a portrait of the master himself, surveying the room while rooks, bishops and pawns slide across the board, as if contemplating an elegant checkmate."
3. School: Jefferson Academy, which is now Broussard's Restaurant on 819 Rue Conti