The New Orleans Series: Lalaurie Mansion
Madame Marie Delphine LaLaurie was a high-society Creole socialite in 1830s New Orleans. Her love of hosting elegant parties is matched only by her taste for the gruesome torture of her black slaves. LaLaurie's fate is revealed as one worse than death, and one that has not yet ended. The Lalaurie Mansion stands in the corner of Royal Street and Governor Nicholls Street (formerly known as Hospital Street). Today, the house has been renovated and restored and serves as luxury apartments for those who can afford them. Apparently, tenants are a little easier to keep today than they were one hundred years ago.