For many JLNO members, coming to The League’s headquarters on 4319 Carondelet Street involves a familiar routine: find a parking spot, catch up with fellow members on the sidewalk, figure out what meeting room your are going to, or grab a seat at a packed double credit General Membership Meeting.  Rarely in this hustle and bustle might you stop to appreciate the art deco façade and unique design of our building.  

However, for those who have stopped to wonder about the history of our headquarters, the JLNO Archives at the U.S. Mint—and longtime friends of The League such as Walter Carroll—recall a time when The League offices were housed out of the St. Charles Hotel and League members (like those pictured here) attended General Membership Meetings at partner locations like the Louise McGehee School Auditorium.  Until The League was able to relocate from a room at the Hotel to a former post office and current headquarters Uptown, members congregated across the New Orleans community.  

Through much love and ongoing renovations, our headquarters have hosted countless committee meetings, graced the pages of House Beautiful magazine, and stored thousands of diapers for disaster relief efforts—all illustrating a winning combination of the right people in the right place.


Photo provided by: Louisiana State Museum Historical Center. Gift of the Junior League of New Orleans. The Junior League of New Orleans Collection, record group 531,2014.011.01 – 2014.016.039

Mrs. John L. Hutcheson and Mrs. Walter Carroll enjoy shopping at Junior Leagues Thrift Shop when it was on Bourbon St.