Entering Metairie Cemetery 1930s

Entering Metairie Cemetery 1930s

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Entering Metairie Cemetery before the expressway, 1930s. Entering Metairie Cemetery Franck Studios photo of Metairie Cemetery, from the 1930s. The perspective is from the Metairie Road side. The original entrance to the cemetery stands just behind the photographer. The New Canal flowed past Metairie Cemetery at this time. Charles T. Howard acquired the land for the cemetery in 1871. The...
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Canal Line Arch Roofs 1960 #StreetcarSaturday

Canal Line Arch Roofs 1960 #StreetcarSaturday

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NOPSI 934 and 935 were Canal Line Arch roofs in the 1960s. Canal Line Arch Roofs 900-series streetcars operating as Canal Line arch roofs, 17-February-1960. I can't make out the ads on either streetcar; if you can, let me know! NOPSI 934 and 935 sit at the Cemeteries Terminal. Tennessee Williams mentions the "cemeteries" in "A Streetcar Named Desire." While...
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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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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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Canal Line layover 1947 #StreetcarSaturday

Canal Line layover 1947 #StreetcarSaturday

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The Canal line layover, on City Park Avenue by Greenwood Cemetery, 1947. Canal Line layover Here's Michael Palmieri's caption to this Elliott M. Kahn photo. NOPSI 843 - NEW ORLEANS - 25 FEB 1947 - ELLIOTT M. KAHN image New Orleans Public Service CEMETERIES LINE car 843 was on the layover track at the outer end of that car line,...
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Sacred Heart Canal Old/New 1924

Sacred Heart Canal Old/New 1924

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Sacred Heart Old/New - view of the new church before the old was demolished. Sacred Heart Old/New John Tibule Mendes shot this photo of Sacred Heart Old/New on 2-March-1924. He captured a moment, just after the completion of the parish's new church and before the old building was demolished. Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Located in the 3200 block of...
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