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Freret’s Cenotaph

Freret’s Cenotaph

Freret's Cenotaph remained on paper when the Washington Artillery chose another design. Freret's Cenotaph "Front elevation design for the Washington Artillery Monument (tomb)." by James Freret. Like most architects in New Orleans, Freret  worked on spec. He drafted...

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St. Aloysius Bonds

St. Aloysius Bonds

St. Aloysius bonds, a private issue to finance the completion of the new building. St. Aloysius bonds. Advertisement in the Times-Picayune, 15-April, 1925, for St. Aloysius bonds to finance the completion of the "new" school building. The Bond Department of Marine...

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Unpacking 900 Canal Street

Unpacking 900 Canal Street

Streetcars and Walgreens at 900 Canal Street! 900 Canal Street This Peter Ehrlich photo from 2008  features some next details. Most notably, NORTA 968 runs inbound on the Canal Street line. This was the period post-Katrina where the Canal and St. Charles lines crossed...

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Southern Railway Terminal

Southern Railway Terminal

The Southern Railway Terminal on Basin Street serviced New Orleans for forty-six years. Southern Railway Terminal Franck Studios photo (via HNOC) of the Southern Railway Terminal, Canal and Basin Streets, downtown. This particular photo caught my eye because it's a...

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JAX Truck, 1959

JAX Truck, 1959

A JAX truck at a body shop in 1959. JAX truck A truck owned by the Jackson Brewing Company, parked by an auto body shop in Algiers, Louisiana, 21-May-1959. Photo is from Franck Studios, via HNOC. Several law firms hired Franck Studios for legal photography. So, it's...

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Fort Livingston 1930s

Fort Livingston 1930s

Fort Livingston guards Bayou Barataria. Fort Livingston Photo of Fort Livingston and its lighthouse, from the 1930s. The fort stands on Grand Terre Island, on the Louisiana Gulf Coast. It's the only military fortification in Louisiana along the Gulf Coast. Other...

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Barataria Shrimp Trawler

Barataria Shrimp Trawler

Barataria shrimp trawler heading to the Gulf of Mexico. Barataria shrimp trawler The "Karaset C," a trawler, heading out Bayou Barataria to the white shrimp fishing zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by Howard "Cole" Coleman, undated, likely in the late 1950s. There...

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Amtrak’s Panama Limited

Amtrak's Panama Limited began operations in 1971. Amtrak's Panama Limited Paul Oliver photo of Amtrak's Panama Limited, 5-May-1974. This is train #58, heading northbound from New Orleans to Chicago. Here's Mike Palmieri's caption, from a Facebook group: AMTK No. 58 -...

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Mercier Building 1885

Mercier Building 1885

The Mercier Building at Canal and Dauphine Streets was the first Maison Blanche. Mercier Building 1885 Photo of the construction of the Mercier Building in 1884. Photographer is unidentified. Source is the Louisiana Photographs Collection, Earl K. Long Library, UNO....

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NOPSI 913 working on Canal Street

NOPSI 913 working on Canal Street

NOPSI 913 on the Canal line in its waning days of operation. NOPSI 913 New Orleans Public Service, Incorporated (NOPSI) streetcar 913, starting an outbound run on the Canal Street line. Photographer uncredited--if you know who shot this, please drop me a line. NOPSI...

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Cotton Exchange Building

Cotton Exchange Building

The original Cotton Exchange Building was the setting for an Edgar Degas painting. Cotton Exchange Building Photo postcard of the Cotton Exchange Building, on the uptown/lake side of the corner of Carondelet and Gravier Streets, in the CBD. A group of cotton factors...

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Canal Street 1958

Canal Street 1958

Canal Street 1958 is a view from the roof of the Jung Hotel. Canal Street 1958 Franck Studios photo of Canal Street, looking inbound towards the river. The Franck Studios photographer stands on the rooftop of the Jung Hotel, at 1500 Canal. Krauss Department Store...

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Maison Blanche Gentilly 1950

Maison Blanche Gentilly 1950

Wide shot of the strip mall that contained Maison Blanche Gentilly. Maison Blanche Gentilly Franck Studios photograph of a strip mall on Gentilly Boulevard at Foy Street. The address is 3043 Gentilly Blvd. Shot in 1950, the tenants in the still-standing strip changed...

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Looking Down Canal, 1926

Looking Down Canal, 1926

Looking down Canal in 1926 reveals many of the buildings still standing on the city's main street. Looking down Canal Canal Street, looking towards the river from the 1000 block. Franck Studios shot this photo between 1926 and 1929. The old-style lampposts on Canal...

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L&N Uptown Tracks

L&N Uptown Tracks

L&N uptown tracks were where the railroad staged passenger trains. L&N uptown tracks Parlor car 395, Louisville and Nashville Railroad, on the L&N Uptown tracks near Gravier and S. Front Streets. The photo is part of the George F. Mungier Collection from...

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NORD Baseball Maison Blanche 1956

NORD Baseball Maison Blanche 1956

Maison Blanche Department Stores sponsored a NORD baseball team in 1956. NORD Baseball Photo of a New Orleans Recreational Department (NORD) baseball team from the summer of 1956. Maison Blanche Department Stores sponsored this particular team. The manager and members...

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Bucktown 1900

Bucktown 1900

Bucktown 1900 was a fishermen's village at the end of the 17th Street Canal. Bucktown 1900 Photo of shacks along both sides of the 17th Street Canal in Bucktown 1900. Source is the New Orleans Jazz Club. While the photographer is unidentified, the note at the bottom...

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L&A Railroad Station

L&A Railroad Station

The L&A Railroad Station serviced the Kansas City Southern Railroad. L&A Railroad Station Leon Trice photo of the Louisiana and Arkansas (L&A) station, 705 S. Rampart Street. The station opened in 1923. It stood on the corner of S. Rampart and Girod...

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Twelve Months New Orleans July

Twelve Months New Orleans July

Twelve Months New Orleans July, continuing the series by Enrique Alferez Twelve Months New Orleans July This image is the seventh in a series of images by Enrique Alferez, published by Michael Higgins as "The Twelve Months of New Orleans." Higgins published the...

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Lafitte Cemetery

Lafitte Cemetery

Lafitte Cemetery, down Bayou Barataria in Jefferson Parish. Lafitte Cemetery Photo from 1930 of a section of Lafitte Cemetery. The Historic New Orleans Collection captioned the photo, "View of part of Lafitte cemetery, Bayou Barataria, and the bridge over the bayou."...

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Kenner Library Branch

Kenner Library Branch

The Kenner library branch in 1949 was on Airline Highway. Kenner Library Branch Photo of the interior of the Kenner Branch of the Jefferson Parish Library in 1949. The caption from the State Library of Louisiana reads: "B&W photo, Circa 1940s. Jefferson Parish...

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Tulane Trackless Trolley 1963

Tulane Trackless Trolley 1963

Tulane Trackless Trolley, a trolley bus operating on the Tulane line in 1963. Tulane Trackless Trolley A trolley bus (also known as a trolley coach or trackless trolley) from the St. Louis Car Company. Photo is of New Orleans Public Service, Incorporated (NOPSI) 1190,...

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Maylie’s Restaurant on Poydras

Maylie's Restaurant served the Poydras Market area for over a century. Maylie's Restaurant Franck Studios captured Maylie's Restaurant, in the 1000 block of Poydras, in the 1950s. The Hibernia Bank Building looms over the old Poydras Market. Maylie's opened as a bar...

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