A post-Civil War lithograph of Exchange Alley at Bienville Street. Signs are visible for offices of an auctioneer and an architect; pedestrians visible; St. Louis Hotel in the background.
Exchange Alley

Stand on Conti Street looking down Exchange Alley toward Canal Street. The Louisiana Supreme Court building will be at your back.  Listen to Track 6d - Exchange Alley (above).

Next, walk and listen to Track 6e - Financing and Facilitating the Trade.

Directions to BANKS ARCADE:

Our next stop is in the Central Business District. To get there, walk one block down Exchange Alley toward Canal Street. At Bienville Street, turn left. Continue walking a block and a half until you reach Decatur Street. Turn right on Decatur. From here you’ll keep walking across Canal Street, where Decatur becomes Magazine Street. Our next stop is at the corner of Magazine and Natchez Streets, three blocks past Canal. Look for the St. James Hotel at 330 Magazine. We’ll stop there.