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Krauss Service Building, 28-February-1951

Krauss Service Building Krauss Service Building While it was a huge store, Krauss Department Store wanted more space for shopping! This service building was a long time in planning. Krauss broke ground on the project in 1950. It opened for business in...

French Quarter Map 1808

French Quarter Map 1808 French Quarter Map 1808 - Gilbert Joseph PiliƩ My Facebook friend Cathe Mizell-Nelson shared this fascinating map from The Historic New Orleans Collection. While there are several maps showing the streets of the French Quarter in...

Sunset Limited 1897 #TrainThursday

Sunset Limited in 1897 Riding the Sunset Limited, 1897 The Southern Pacific Railroad began passenger service from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 1894. The Sunset Limited originally ran from New Orleans to San Francisco, via Los Angeles. The train was a...

800 Block Canal Street, 1864

800 Block Canal Street 800 block Canal Street - Shopping! The Canal Streetcar line is about three years old at the time of this photo. None of the mule-drawn, "bobtail" streetcars appear here. The greenery on the sides of the Canal Street neutral ground isn't...

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