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Lake Pontchartrain seawall is the first level of flood protection in Orleans Parish. Lake Pontchartrain Seawall John Tibule Mendes photo of the Lake Pontchartrain Seawall, not long after its completion in 1932. The Orleans Levee Board (OLB) began the seawall project in 1930. Construction took about two and a half years. Land Reclamation Beginning in the 1920s, the OLB embarked on major land reclamation projects, from West End to the Industrial Canal. These projects resulted in the Lakeshore, Lake Vista, Lake Terrace, and Lake Oaks residential neighborhoods. A great illustration of these reclamation projects is the Port Pontchartrain lighthouse at...
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