New Orleans City Park (Images of America)

The Peristyle


Note the beautifully ornate parapet surrounding the top of the Peristyle when photographed in 1910. It was removed by WPA workers in 1936, deemed to be causing roofing problems. In 1989 Mae and Vincent Saia along with Friends of City Park generously funded its renovation. The Peristyle is now an anchor of the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn which was completed in the Spring of 2010. (LOC)

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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~
Photo Gallery

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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