New Orleans City Park (Images of America)

Allard Plantation Map


Five years after New Orleans was founded, the land which would be City Park was deeded to Francisco Hery in a 1723 French colonial concession. Some fifty years later, during Spanish rule, his widow sold the property to Don Santiago Loreins who would leave it to his daughter and son-in-law, Jean Louis Allard. The 1819 Spanish map above shows Allard's land (left of center), Bayou St. John (“Gran Bayu de sn Juan”), Bayou Metairie (“Arroyo de la Alqueria”), and Metairie Road (“Camino de la Alqueria”). Below is a modern map showing approximately the same area.


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~The Bayou, Road, Oaks, and Native Americans: 1400-1769~
~Plantation to Peristyle: 1770-1907~
~Expansion and Modernization: 1908-1928~
~The New Deal: 1929-1939~
~Children & Friends: 1940-2004~
~Rebirth: 2005-2010~
~The People Behind the Names: Donors, Benefactors, and Patrons~
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The images in this book appear courtesy of the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL), Louisiana Digital Library (LDL), the Library of Congress (LOC), The Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC), Pictometry International (PI), and D.C. "Infrogmation" May (DCM). Unless otherwise noted, images are from the author's collection.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book is dedicated to Friends of City Park.

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