"walked until we reached Jackson Square and the St. Louis Cathedral"

Jackson Square
Public DomainJackson Square - Credit: Jeffreyareed

At one time, Jackson Square was the heart of New Orleans and it was called Place d'Armes. Jackson Square was named after Andrew Jackson and his statue has stood there since 1856. The St. Louis Cathedral is located on one side of the square. 

 

Wikipedia: Jackson Square