Carondelet Street

Francisco Luis Héctor, Barón de Carondelet (1748-1807), was Governor of Louisiana from 1791 until 1797, back when it was a Spanish colony. What does he have to do with Los Angeles? Absolutely nothing. But he was a big deal in New Orleans, which is why there’s a Carondelet Street named for him out there. And we have our own Carondelet Street because in 1887, Police Commissioner George C. Knox – a onetime New Orleanian – named three streets on his Westlake tract after ones in NOLA: Rampart, Baronne (now Coronado), and Carondelet. Sisterly postscript: Carondelet Way in Inglewood honors an order of nuns.