NORTA 2007 #StreetcarSaturday

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NORTA 2007 is a 2000-series Von Dullen arch roof streetcar. NORTA 2007 on the Riverfront A Von Dullen streetcar, NORTA 2007, operating on the Riverfront line, 10-June-2019. Photo by/courtesy of Michelle Callahan. While the 400-series streetcars, built in 1997, operated on Riverfront, after the line's expansion, the 2000-series operating on Canal Street often turned left as they reached the river....
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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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USS Cayuga 1862

USS Cayuga 1862

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USS Cayuga participated in Farragut's attack on Forts Jackson and St. Phillip. USS Cayuga An Unadilla-class gunboat, Cayuga was launched on 10-Oct-1861, at Portland, CT. After final fitting-out at the New York Navy Yard, she was commissioned on 21-Feb-1862. Upon commissioning, the Navy ordered Cayuga to Ship Island. The gunboat joined the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. Flag-Officer (later Rear Admiral)...
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Birds-eye view 1851

Birds-eye view 1851

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Birds-eye view of New Orleans, 1851, by John Bachmann. Birds-eye view 1851 "Birds' eye view of New-Orleans / drawn from nature on stone by J. Bachman [i.e., Bachmann]." The Mississippi River stands in the foreground. The view looks north to Lake Pontchartrain. Below the title: "Published by the agents A. Guerber & Co., c1851 (Printed by J. Bachman [i.e., Bachmann])."...
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Unloading Coffee 1900

Unloading Coffee 1900

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Unloading Coffee is the subject of a ca. 1900 postcard. Unloading Coffee Longshoremen unloading coffee from a freighter at the Port of New Orleans. Detroit Publishing Company postcard, ca 1900-1909. From the 1890s to the 1970s, New Orleans received over 80% of coffee imports into the United States. Freighters traveled from ports in Colombia to the docks along the New...
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NOPSI 924 becomes NORTA 450 #StreetcarSaturday

NOPSI 924 becomes NORTA 450 #StreetcarSaturday

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NOPSI 924 came home as NORTA 450 on the Riverfront line. NOPSI 924 From my book, New Orleans: The Canal Streetcar Line (2004), NOPSI 924 sits at Carrollton Station. The streetcar operated on the Riverfront line until 1997. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA) numbered it 450. They retired 450 when the line was expanded. A group called Bring...
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