Edgar Degas' home is on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans. From October 1872 to March 1873 the French Impressionist lived in this house in the Esplanade Ridge Neighborhood. He spent the time here visiting his maternal relatives the Musson family. He also spent time painting, completing several pieces including A Cotton Office In New Orleans. The house was built in 1852 by architect and developer, Benjamin Rodriguez and by 1920 had been split in half, with one portion being moved twenty feet away, forming a second residence. Today both portions have been restored and now function as a museum and B+B. The home has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.