Maison Blanche Tire Store

Maison Blanche Tire Store

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Maison Blanche tire store on Airline Highway in Metairie. Maison Blanche tire store The "Greatest Store South," Maison Blanche operated a Tire Store at 1920 Airline Highway, in Metairie, from the late 1950s to the 1970s. The store was in between the store at S. Carrollton and Tulane (where Airline Highway began) and the Airline Village store, a couple of...
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Cabildo Courtyard 1940

Cabildo Courtyard 1940

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Cabildo courtyard, captured in a 1940 postcard. Cabildo courtyard "Courtyard and Prison Rooms in the Cabildo." This postcard, from the Curt Teich Postcard Archives Digital Collection at the Newberry Library, University of Illinois, is from a photo by Bill Leeper. It features the Cabildo, the building that housed the seat of the Spanish Colonial government in New Orleans. While the...
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Spring Week 1976 #BOSHSunday

Spring Week 1976 #BOSHSunday

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Spring Week mini-classes replaced third quarter exams in 1976. Spring Week Brother Gaspar Rodrigue, SC, conducting a "gourmet cooking" class for Spring Week at Brother Martin High School, 1976. Brother Gaspar lived across the street from the school, on Elysian Fields, at the corner of Sumpter Street. The BOSH owned the house. At the time, Brothers Gaspar and More Schaefer...
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West End Streetcar #StreetcarSaturday

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West End Streetcar line ran until 1950. West End Streetcar NOPSI 933, running on the West End Streetcar line. Undated photo, between 1948 and 1950. This is the end of the line, out by Lake Pontchartrain. The streetcar ran from the the river, up Canal Street, turning left (West) on City Park Avenue, then turning right (North), following the New...
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Krauss Warehouse Building #KraussFriday

Krauss Warehouse Building #KraussFriday

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Krauss warehouse building on Iberville Street supported the store. Krauss warehouse building The Krauss Company used this seven-story building at 201 N. Front Street (Front and Iberville) as warehouse space in the 1930s to the 1960s. The store, located at 1201 Canal, was only in the block between Canal and Iberville at the time. The building was originally part of...
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Sharkey’s Trumpet

Sharkey’s Trumpet

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Sharkey's Trumpet was a gold-plated award from the NOJC. Sharkey's Trumpet Mrs. Myra Menville presents an award trumpet to Sharkey Bonano in 1955. Bonano, who was born in Milneburg, played with a number of legends of New Orleans Jazz, including Freedie Newman and Chink Martin. He auditioned for The Wolverines when Bix Beiderbecke left the band in the 1930s, but...
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