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Sheraton Charles Hotel 1973

Sheraton Charles Hotel 1973

The Sheraton Charles Hotel was the last incarnation of the venerable hotel. Sheraton Charles Hotel Ad for the Sheraton Charles Hotel, May 7, 1973. The Sheraton chain bought the hotel in 1965. They re-branded the property, "Sheraton-Charles," enticing tourists with its...

Canal Streetcar Mornings

Canal Streetcar Mornings

Canal streetcar mornings begin around 7am.   Canal Streetcar Mornings Early morning outbound and inbound on the Canal Street Line, 2-April-2022. The first streetcar, outbound, is actually the second car out of the barn. The Canal line cars leave the barn at Canal...

Berlin Sleeping Car @berlinsleepcar

Berlin Sleeping Car @berlinsleepcar

Private varnish Berlin Sleeping Car rides to New York via the Amtrak Crescent. Berlin Sleeping Car The Amtrak Crescent 🌙 #20 pulled three private railcars to New York's Penn Station (NYP on 25-February-2022. We talked about the two Patrick Henry railcars in a previous...

Private Rail PHCP Cars

Private Rail PHCP Cars

Riding private rail PHCP cars Private Rail PHCP From Carnival time: three "private varnish cars," The private rail PHCP (Patrick Henry Creative Promotions) cars, "Evelyn A. Henry" and "Warren R. Henry" joined the Berlin Sleeping Car on a northbound trip. The three...

Canal Street 1960 #PhotoUnpack

Canal Street 1960 #PhotoUnpack

Canal Street 1960 featured Hitchcock at the movies. Canal Street 1960. Unpacking a photo from "N.O.L.A. - New Orleans Long Ago" on Facebook. This color shot features the 1101 to 901 blocks of Canal Street. The photographer (unidentified) stands across the 140' street....

Buggy Ride!

Buggy Ride!

A buggy ride is still a fun part of a visit to New Orleans. Buggy Ride! "Carriage driver. Mardi Gras, New Orleans. February 1976" by Elisa Leonelli, via Claremont College's Special Collections. A dapper buggy driver for Gay 90s Carriages sits at Jackson Square,...

Audubon Place is a state of mind

Audubon Place is a state of mind

Audubon Place is a "private" street in Uptown New Orleans, but it's so much more to the city. (cross-posted to YatPundit.) Audubon Place and its residents The area of New Orleans now referred to as the University District stands in between Faubourg Bouligny and the...

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