New Orleans City Park (Images of America)

1934 - Popp's Fountain


Popp's Fountain was designed by Olmsted Brothers in the late 1920s after Rebecca Grant Popp donated $25,000 for a memorial to her husband John F. Popp. Ionic columns reflect the taste of that era. Partially built by private contractors it was dedicated in 1934. The WPA added tile walk-ways, landscaping, and the art deco fountainhead designed by Alferez. We see it here in in 1936 in the new extension north of Harrison Avenue. (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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