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Lake Vista subdivision opened in 1938. The Lake Vista subdivision on the Lakefront Photo of a relief map of the proposed Lake Vista Subdivision on the New Orleans Lakefront. Caption from the WPA record: New Orleans, 1936: "The Lakefront Development, carried on by the WPA under Levee Board sponsorship, will look like this map-relief model when completed." Shows man looking over a diorama of the Lake Vista neighborhood. Lake Vista was the first residential development opened on land reclaimed from Lake Pontchartrain. The subdivision encompasses the area from Marconi Drive (west), Lakeshore Drive (north), Beauregard Avenue/Bayou St. John (east), and...
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