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Hi Julia, New Orleans canals have been in the news lately. I know about the Orleans Avenue Canal, the London Avenue Canal and the infamous 17th Street Canal. But what about the Carondelet Canal? How did this figure in New…

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Dear Julia,In the 1930s I attended an elementary school, Frank T. Howard No. 1, at Cleveland and Lopez streets in New Orleans. I believe there was an F.T. Howard No. 2 somewhere in the Uptown area.My question is: What other…

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Dear Julia, During the late 1940s, my friends and I would play baseball and football on an empty lot on the lakeside of St. Charles Avenue and Philip Street. The Georgian Apartments [building] was eventually built on that site. We…

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Dear Julia Street, Recently I read a novel that was based in New Orleans in the early 1900s. I have two questions concerning locations at that time.    The first is a reference to “the old basin canal.” It inferred that it…

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Dear Julia and Poydras,I recently came across an old damaged photograph of an establishment on Magazine Street that bears our family name, which is not a common name. Our father had said a relative had owned a store a long…

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Hey there Julia and Poydras,I was driving with my parents down Banks Street in Mid-City. We passed 3701 Banks St., which is now Finn McCool’s. I remember it used to be Joe’s 19th Hole. My parents seem to remember it…

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Dear Julia and Poydras,When I was a young girl visiting the city with my parents about 70 years ago, my mother mentioned a restaurant located across the street from City Park that was one of her long ago favorites.Since my…

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Dear Julia and Poydras,Years ago, I remember there being two very prominent florists on St. Charles Avenue not very far from one another. Whatever happened to those two establishments and what became of their buildings? If my memory on the…

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Win a Court of Two Sisters Jazz Brunch for two!Here’s a chance to eat, drink, be merry, listen to music and have your curiosity satiated all at once. Send Julia a question. If we use it, you’ll be eligible for…

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Greetings Julia and Poydras,What happened to the tableau that portrayed General Andrew Jackson making arrangements for help from Pirate Jean Lafitte for the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812? When I visited New Orleans in June 1951,…

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Dear Julia and Poydras,I visit your city frequently and am writing about the equestrian statues in New Orleans and what, if any, meaning the position of the horses’ feet have. For example, the statue of Andrew Jackson on his horse…

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Dear Julia and Poydras,My 85-year-old mother recently gave me these “Communion” pictures of her aunt and uncle. The boy and girl were photographed in New Orleans at the Daliet Studio. Could this have been a studio in the French Quarter…

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Dear Julia,My mother went to Newcomb in 1917. It was located where Connery Place is now. She often talked about the people she met but I don’t recall if she mentioned living in a dorm. Did Newcomb have dorms there?…

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Broken glass tops a wall surrounding a house on Barracks Street. Dear Julia and Poydras:Five years ago, when I first visited New Orleans, I went on a tour and the tour guide told us that the reason for the broken…

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Dear Julia and Poydras,While walking through Cypress Grove Cemetery, I noticed a large truncated column honoring Irad Ferry. I know he was a fireman, but can you tell me anything else about him?Jeff CallerminCovingtonIrad Ferry was the first New Orleans…

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Dear Julia,My son recently did a research paper on New Orleans Statues. He gathered information on many of our beautiful landmarks, however he had difficulty obtaining any information on P.T.G. Beauregard who graces the entrance to City Park. I’m sure…

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Dear Julia and Poydras,I recently saw a news bit concerning the opening of the new Silver Slipper Casino in Mississippi. This hit me between the eyes, as old memories came to mind. My uncle Joseph Columbo opened The Silver Slipper…

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Dear Juila,I’ve been driving past my pre-Katrina grocery, Canal Blvd. Supermarket, lamenting its absence for the past few months and observing its gutting. I noticed after the façade was stripped of its outer veneer, that earlier incarnations of the building…

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Hi Julia,I’ll bet that Poydras has turned a deaf ear to all of the talk about partially hydrogenated fats, and eats as much food containing them as he can. With that in mind, I am sure that he remembers and…

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600 block of Royal Street, known as “Governors Row,” circa 1940.Dear Julia and Poydras,Can you tell me why the 600 block of Royal Street is referred to or known as “Governor’s Row?” That’s a tough assignment for Poydras – maybe…

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Dear Julia,In the early 1900s, my grandfather, his father and brothers owned a business in the French Quarter near the railroad tracks. They were public weighers and gaugers. They took samples from hogsheads of sugar on the steamboats and brought…

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Dear Julia, Near Orange Street are two tall structures that I have called the Orange Street Silos. I have been curious of their history for years. Please tell me about them. Bianca A. Fuentes New Orleans Those aren’t silos, they’re…

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Dear Julia, I was in attendance at a UNO basketball game in the old “Chamber of Horrors” recently. The atmosphere was exciting as the modest-sized crowd produced a loud roar for the hometown Privateers. My question has to do with…