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Open-Air Mall in New Orleans?

Open-Air Mall in New Orleans?

An open-air mall in New Orleans sounds like a recipe for disaster. Lakeside as open-air mall From 1962, this Franck Studios photo of Lakeside Shopping Center. Here's the THNOC caption: "View of an open air interior walkway lined with stores, with Holmes at the end....

Passenger Station Locations

Passenger Station Locations

There's often confusion over passenger station locations on S. Rampart Street. Passenger Station Locations Prior to the opening of Union Passenger Terminal (the current Amtrak station) on Loyola Avenue, five passenger depots operated in New Orleans. Two of those stood...

June Trains in New Orleans

June Trains in New Orleans

Passenger and freight consists, June trains in New Orleans. June Trains Summertime is a great time for a trip by train! New Orleans is an Amtrak hub. Three of the long-haul routes originate in the city, The Crescent to New York, the City of New Orleans to Chicago, and...

Cor Jesu Track 1967

Cor Jesu Track 1967

Cor Jesu Track was one of the athletic teams on Elysian Fields. The Cor Jesu Track team in 1967 One of the members of the Cor Jesu group on Facebook posted this yearbook photo of the track team in 1967. It was a neat coincidence that I came across the original color...

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