New Orleans City Park (Images of America)

1937 - Rose Garden


Another view of the now 10 acre Rose Garden, taken in 1937. After WPA work was completed it was the first public classical garden in New Orleans and contained more Art Deco sculptures than any place in the city. Designed by Richard Koch and Landscape Architect William Wiedorn it is used by modern brides who pose in this beautiful space before receiving guests at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters. (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~
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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