Author: John Magill

Camp & Quaint

Camp Street is seen here at Lafayette Square about 1890. St. Patrick’s Church, built in 1842, still stands in the distance. The large building near the center at the corner of Lafayette Street is St. Patrick’s Hall, which was built…

Vintage Louisiana

Postcards and Photos Illustrate Local Life in the Early 20th Century

The growth of New Orleans

Greater New Orleans, because of its low-lying location, developed as a tight urban area. The original town clung at first to its limited high ridges such as those along the Mississippi River as well as the Esplanade, Metairie and Gentilly…