Delphine LaLaurie

April 10, 1834 in New Orleans, Louisiana... A fire erupted at the mansion located at 1140 Royal Street in the French Quarter. It was the home of Delphine LaLaurie and her husband, Dr. Leonard LaLaurie. The fire was started by the cook, a 70 year old slave. The woman had been chained to the stove … Continue reading Delphine LaLaurie