New Orleans City Park (Images of America)

1940 - Playgrounds


By 1940 the WPA had improved and beautified many playgrounds, one of which can be seen here in front of the Carousel pavilion. In 1940 the record attendance of 34,345 in the stadium is thought to have been set during the Jesuit/Holy Cross game, far surpassing the seating capacity of 26,500. The second of the pair of Dueling Oaks was uprooted during a hurricane in 1949. (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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