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“JOURNALISTIC TREASURE”

Canal Street, in March 1930, was being repaved and the tall light standards, which are still in use, were installed. The view looks from near LaSalle Street toward the river showing a few surviving 19th-century townhouses at the left and in the distance the towers of WSMB-Radio atop the Maison Blanche Building (now the Ritz-Carlton Hotel).

NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY PHOTOGRAPHS

The August 2010 issue of New Orleans Magazine chronicling the events five years ago of Hurricane Katrina is one that represents a most comprehensive presentation of much of the tragic life of New Orleans at that time. What was especially appreciated was “Our Story: Port Allen Days.” (Streetcar, by Errol Laborde). It is a remarkable revelation of the salvation of New Orleans Magazine – a journalistic treasure that arrives monthly in the mailboxes of many devoted readers.

Louise M. Abry
New Orleans



Tad Gormley Stadium stands on part of the once-successful City Park Race Track which alternated racing days with the Fair Grounds. The short-lived track lasted from 1905 to ’08, when the state legislature prohibited betting on horses prompting all the state’s tracks to shut down. City Park Race Track continued to offer sports and entertainment events, but when betting returned in ’16 the Fair Grounds triumphed and the City Park track was donated to the expanding park.

CORRECTION
In our September 2010 photo feature entitled “Lasting Development: The making of New Orleans,” there were two captioning mistakes. The corrected versions are below. We regret the errors.


 

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