New Orleans City Park (Images of America)

1935 - City Park Stadium


Workers are pouring concrete by hand while building the stadium in 1935 which will have sixteen ramps and 26,500 seats. A WPA employee captioned this photograph “WPA-built stadium in New Orleans' mammoth City Park. The famous Sugar Bowl sports and football classics will probably be held here during the 1936-37 holiday season”. (NOPL) Dorothy Lamour sold war bonds here in 1942. Entertainers included Bob Hope (1944), Roy Rogers and Trigger (1959), and the Beatles (September 16, 1964). Home of the New Orleans Pelicans after their stadium was demolished in 1957 as well as host to the 1992 US Olympic Track & Field Trials the stadium is pictured here in 1940. (NOPL)

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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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