Napoleon House, 1900-1906

Yes, it’s hot in the French Quarter in the summer. In this turn-of-the-century shot of Napoleon House, at Chartres and St. Louis Streets, the ice wagon’s just pulled up.

Earlier this morning, on Facebook, my friend Grey Sweeney Perkins checked in, wondering how her tour group (she’s quite the accomplished FQ guide) would stand the heat.

I replied: The History IS the heat!

Revel in it, NOLA.