New Orleans City Park (Images of America)

1998 - 1999 - Casino & Fountain Restoration


Friends restored the Casino building (below) in 1998 and Popp's Fountain in 1999. In 2000 the Couturie Forest Nature Trail and Arboretum project was completed, a natural turf system was installed in the stadium and Tiger Woods conducted a clinic for local young people at Bayou Oaks. The hothouse seen above in 1940 was converted in 2002 into the Conservatory of the Two Sisters where from under the 40 foot dome's reception area one can enter either the Living Fossil or Tropical Rainforest wings. In 2003 the five-acre Sidney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, a gift from the Besthoff Foundation, opened its gates to sixty 20th Century works by American, European, Israeli and Japanese artists valued in excess of $25,000,000. (NOPL, DCM)


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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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