New Orleans City Park (Images of America)

1937 - 100,000 Trees


Christian Science Monitor reported on October 20, 1937, “100,000 trees have been planted in the extension of New Orleans' City Park on the 1100-acre swamp in which alligators were hunted even after its purchase by the city for a park”. In that year Orleans Avenue between City Park Avenue and Rober.t E. Lee Boulevard was renamed Marconi Boulevard which is pictured here in 1950. (LDL)

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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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