Statue of Ignatius J. Reilly - New Orleans, Louisiana
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Big B Bob
N 29° 57.254 W 090° 04.212
15R E 782764 N 3317325
A life size version of the main character from the novel "A Confederacy of Dunces" stands on Canal Street and watches as people pass by.
Waymark Code: WM79AA
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 09/22/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 46

From Wikipedia

A bronze statue of Ignatius J. Reilly can be found under the clock on the down-river side of the 800 block of Canal Street, New Orleans, the former site of the D.H. Holmes Department Store, now the Chateau Bourbon Hotel. The statue mimics the opening scene: Ignatius waits for his mother under the D.H. Holmes clock, clutching a Werlein's shopping bag, dressed in a hunting cap, flannel shirt, baggy pants and scarf, 'studying the crowd of people for signs of bad taste.' The statue is modeled on New Orleans actor John "Spud" McConnell, who portrayed Ignatius in a stage version of the novel, A Confederacy of Dunces.

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Weekday Hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 9:00 AM

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Weekend Hours: Not listed

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