City Park Trees 1910

City Park Trees 1910

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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...
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Westbound Railroads from New Orleans

Westbound Railroads from New Orleans

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Westbound railroads from New Orleans originated with the NOOGW. Westbound railroads The New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad offered service to the West of New Orleans. We've talked about NOOGW in previous posts, but this particular map contains some interesting points. The NOOGW was organized in 1852. Its first fifty miles of track opened to service in 1854. This...
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Metairie Cemetery 1905ish

Metairie Cemetery 1905ish

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Metairie Cemetery at the turn of the 20th Century. Metairie Cemetery Detroit Publishing Company postcard of Metairie Cemetery, circa 1905. The state granted the Metairie Cemetery Association a charter in 1872. So, at the time of this photo, the cemetery was about thirty years old. The cemetery sits on the Metairie Ridge, next to Bayou Metairie. The Metairie Race Course,...
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Pumping Station 6 Metairie @SWBNewOrleans

Pumping Station 6 Metairie @SWBNewOrleans

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Pumping Station 6 drains 17th Street Canal. Pumping Station 6 Drawings from Historic American Building Survey LA-1235, Pumping Station 6, Orpheum and Hyacinth Streets. This pumping station spans the 17th Street Canal, just north of Metairie Road. Built in 1899, it's the oldest station in service today. Wood-screw pumps designed by A. Baldwin Wood replaced the original pumps in the...
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Norman Mayer Library @NOLALibrary

Norman Mayer Library @NOLALibrary

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The Norman Mayer Library branch of NOPL serves Gentilly. Norman Mayer Library Franck Studios photo (via HNOC) of the Norman Mayer Library. This branch of the New Orleans Public Library opened in 1949. The London Avenue Canal breach during the Federal Flood of 2005 forced NOPL to demolish this building. Gentilly's Library The Norman Mayer Library continues to serve the...
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Southern Yacht Club 1900s

Southern Yacht Club 1900s

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Southern Yacht Club still stands at the entrance to the New Canal. Southern Yacht Club Postcard from the Detroit Publishing Company of the Southern Yacht Club on Lake Pontchartrain. The club stands at the entrance to the New Canal. A local photographer shot this between 1900 and 1909. They sold the photo to the publisher, who colorized it and published...
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