Canal Street Postcard

Canal Street Postcard

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This Canal Street Postcard was printed in 1903. Canal Street postcard Detroit Publishing Company postcard of Canal Street, New Orleans, from 1903. The photographer stands on the roof of the Custom House, looking towards the lake. The foreground shows the 500 block. The round coupla, foreground right, sits atop the Godchaux Building, at Canal and Chartres Streets. Further up the...
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Henry Clay Monument Map

Henry Clay Monument Map

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The Henry Clay Monument stood on Canal Street from 1860 to 1901. NOTE: If you see something else interesting on these maps, speak up! Le'ts talk about it. Henry Clay Monument A private group raised money to build a monument to American statesmen Henry Clay in 1860. The city approved their plan to erect the monument on Canal Street. They...
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Wrecked Streetcar – NOPSI 888 #StreetcarSaturday

Wrecked Streetcar – NOPSI 888 #StreetcarSaturday

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NOPSI 888, a wrecked streetcar, outside Carrollton Station. Wrecked streetcar The running joke is, when there's a streetcar-versus-automobile confrontation, the streetcar wins. While this is true, it doesn't mean the streetcar comes out unscathed. Such was the case on 13-May-1947. NOPSI 888 became a wrecked streetcar, after striking a vehicle while operating on the Desire line. NOPSI 888 received a...
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Pontchartrain Railroad Station

Pontchartrain Railroad Station

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The Pontchartrain Railroad station in Faubourg Marigny was on Decatur Street. Pontchartrain Railroad Station The Pontchartrain Railroad operated from Faubourg Marigny to Port Pontchartrain, in Milneburg. While the lake terminus extended out onto a shipping pier, the operated a regular terminal on the river side. The Robinson Atlas of 1883 shows the Marigny depot, and the businesses/residences surrounding it. The...
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1964 Transit Improvement

1964 Transit Improvement

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1964 Transit Improvement Program ended the Canal streetcar line. 1964 Transit Improvement Flyer updating riders on the 1964 Transit Improvement Program. New Orleans Public Service, Incorporated (NOPSI) planned the removal of streetcars from the Canal Street line for May 31, 1964. While advocacy groups organized in late 1963/early 1964 to oppose the program, it was too little, too late. The...
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Desire Buses begin 1948 #StreetcarSaturday

Desire Buses begin 1948 #StreetcarSaturday

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Desire Buses begin on 30-May-1948. Desire Buses New Orleans Public Service, Incorporated (NOPSI) converted their Desire line from streetcars to buses over Memorial Day Weekend in 1948. This flyer, distributed on transit lines across the city, explained the change. Streetcars ran until Saturday evening on 29-May. On Sunday morning, 30-May, White Company buses rolled out of Canal Station, taking over...
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