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Biography of Alice Heine



She was born Marie Alice Heine at 900 Rue Royale, in the French 
Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Her German Jewish father, Michel 
Heine, was a scion of a prominent Berlin and Paris banking family and 
a nephew of poet Heinrich Heine. He had emigrated from Germany to 
Paris in 1840, moved to New Orleans in 1843, and become a successful 
financier and real-estate developer. Her mother was Amelie 
Miltenberger, an architect's daughter, whose family had built three 
interconnected Miltenberger mansions on rue Royale.

Alice Heine was born February 10, 1858 in New Orleans at 910 Rue 
Royale. The townhouse in which she was born and raised was 
constructed under the supervision of her maternal great grandmother, 
Madame Aimee Miltonberger. The three connected townhouses were 
completed in 1836. Alice's mother was Amelie Miltonberger who was the 
daughter of Madame Miltonberger's youngest son, Alphonse, an 
architect by trade as well as an entrepreneurial cast iron importer. 
He was very influential in introducing the trend of large cast iron 
galleries on French Quarter houses in the 1830's. By 1858, Alphonse 
had constructed the Carriage House and added the cast iron galleries 
to the three Miltonberger townhouses. He also retained the famous 
architect Henry Howard to design the hexagon tower which overlooks 
the Courtyard.

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