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Municipal Ice Company

Municipal Ice Company

The industrial riverfront of the 1890s included the Municipal Ice Company. The Municipal Ice Company on Water Street One of the best resources for researching buildings and architecture is to look at the corporate letterheads of the owners. The Municipal Ice Company...

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Third Ursuline Convent

Third Ursuline Convent

The Third Ursuline Convent was in the Ninth Ward. Third Ursuline Convent When you read/hear about the "Ursuline Convent," most folks think about the old convent at Chartres Street and Ursulines Avenue in Da Quarters. The complex opened in 1753. It survived the massive...

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Open-Air Mall in New Orleans?

Open-Air Mall in New Orleans?

An open-air mall in New Orleans sounds like a recipe for disaster. Lakeside as open-air mall From 1962, this Franck Studios photo of Lakeside Shopping Center. Here's the THNOC caption: "View of an open air interior walkway lined with stores, with Holmes at the end....

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June Trains in New Orleans

June Trains in New Orleans

Passenger and freight consists, June trains in New Orleans. June Trains Summertime is a great time for a trip by train! New Orleans is an Amtrak hub. Three of the long-haul routes originate in the city, The Crescent to New York, the City of New Orleans to Chicago, and...

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Cor Jesu Track 1967

Cor Jesu Track 1967

Cor Jesu Track was one of the athletic teams on Elysian Fields. The Cor Jesu Track team in 1967 One of the members of the Cor Jesu group on Facebook posted this yearbook photo of the track team in 1967. It was a neat coincidence that I came across the original color...

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L&N 780  at New Orleans

L&N 780 at New Orleans

L&N 780 was an E7A built in April, 1945 L&N 780 - Streamliner at New Orleans Franck Studios photo of a "new streamliner" at the Louisville and Nashville terminal, Canal Street at the river. The streamers and gathered employees indicate this was one of the...

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Podcast 42 – Martin Madness

Podcast 42 – Martin Madness

Brother Martin High School's spring fundraising campaign is "Martin Madness" Martin Madness Sharing some history, reflections, and thoughts on the influence of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, from the Civil War to the present. Here's the PDF Go...

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Spring Planting 1962

Spring Planting 1962

Spring planting collided with Mardi Gras in 1962. Planning your Spring planting Several ads in the Times-Picayune enticing the reader to get started on the spring planting! Guillot's off S. Carrollton, Perino's off Causeway, and Arnber off Clearview. They're all on...

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Lenten Fridays at West End

Lenten Fridays at West End

New Orleans flocked to the West End on Lenten Fridays. Lenten Fridays tradition Prior destruction of the "West End Restaurant Area" by hurricanes and the Corp of Engineers, going out to dinner at West End was a longtime tradition. Some of the busiest days of the year...

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Comus 1909 costume

Comus 1909 costume

The costume of Comus for 1909 was traditional. Originally posted to krewehistory.info. Comus 1909 Artist's watercolor for Comus in 1909. The theme that year for the parade and bal masque was, "Theme: flights of fancy." Notes from the Tulane Library collection: Drawing...

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Podcast 39 – A Carnival Primer

Podcast 39 – A Carnival Primer

A Carnival Primer for everyone. Podcast 39 - A Carnival Primer When I'm asked to speak to a group that's come to town for a convention, meeting, etc., they often ask for a talk on a Carnival-related subject. I've expanded this into a Carnival Primer that traces the...

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Hanes Once-a-year sale at NOLA stores

Hanes Once-a-year sale at NOLA stores

Hanes hosiery co-op ads at various NOLA stores. NOLA stores and Hanes In the 1970s, Hanes, known for ladies hosiery and underwear, held a "once-a-year" sale. Various NOLA stores, Maison Blanche, D.H. Holmes, Labiche's, and Gus Mayer, participated in the sale. They...

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KreweHistory.info is Carnival History

KreweHistory.info is Carnival History

Carnival History is what Krewe History is all about. (cross-posted to KreweHistory.info) Krewe History dot info is Carnival History That's the idea behind Krewe History dot info. This site, part of the NOLA History Guy family, is an eclectic collection of stories and...

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The Return of NOLA Quotes

The Return of NOLA Quotes

NOLA Quotes daily returns for 2024. (x-posted to Eloquent Profanity) The return of NOLA Quotes It's been a moment, but daily quotes featuring New Orleans photos are back. NOLA Quotes started as a Zuckerbook page. We've continued that to start the new year. The basic...

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