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City Park Trees, palm and oak, near the McFadden house. City Park Trees Palm and oak trees in front of the original house that later became the McFadden mansion. It's now part of City Park New Orleans. The Library of Congress (LOC) dates this photo as circa 1910. That fits, as construction on the house finished in 1909. While the oak tree clearly predates the house, the palm tree is part of the landscaping project. Allard Plantation Francisco Hery first farmed the land that is now City Park in 1723. Louis Allard, born in 1777, acquired the land, growing sugar...
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