Place:Reserve, St. John the Baptist, Louisiana, United States

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NameReserve
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates30.063°N 90.553°W
Located inSt. John the Baptist, Louisiana, United States
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Reserve is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, United States, on the east bank of the Mississippi River. The population was 9,111 at the 2000 census. It is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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In the early 20th century the plantation at Reserve had the largest sugar refinery in the United States.

President William Howard Taft visited Reserve in 1909. President Gerald Ford visited Reserve in 1976.

Reserve was the birthplace of jazz musicians Edmond Hall and Kid Thomas Valentine.

The Godchaux-Reserve home, the oldest portion of which dates to 1764, is a building on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, in 2005 Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church which dates back to 1937 was added to The Louisiana National Register of Historic Places (http://www.crt.state.la.us/hp/). Our Lady of Grace was built to serve the needs of the African American Catholic Community.

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