New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Resorts at West End

West End at the foot of the New Basin Canal.
One of several pleasure resorts on Lake Pontchartrain. At the time of this print, New Orleanians would have travelled to West End by rail, or they would have taken the Shell Road to listen to music, ride the ferris wheel, or to frolic in the lake like these polo (?!) players.
Source: New Orleans Public Library--Images of the Month
http://www.nutrias.org/~nopl/monthly/mar99/mar9911.htm

 

  1910 --  'Scordill' postcard of West End summer & Winter Resort, New Orleans, LA.
Attractions include amusement rides, Thoms Gate, & the Macki Saloon.

 

  

 1900

Mannessier's Pavilion at West End.

Mannessier's Pavilion, West End, ca. 1900. The New Basin Canal reached the Lake at West End, a resort area that flourished from the 1880s to around 1920. New Orleanians rode steam and later electrified trains or took the Shell Road to the site, where there were restaurants, amusement rides, musical entertainment, and movies shown outdoors. Mannessier's, at right, was a branch of Mannessier's Confectionery, a famous coffee, ice cream and pastry shop on Royal Street. The pavilion operated at West End from about 1899-1911. [Louisiana Photograph Collection. C. Milo Williams Collection]

Source:
http://www.nutrias.org/~nopl/photos/williams/williams47.htm

   

 Source unknown.

     

   Lake Pontchartrain at West End.

Source:
http://www.nutrias.org/~nopl/photos/williams/williams67.htm 

     

   ca. 1880
Title: Fountain West End

Creator: Mugnier, George Fran?ois, 1855-1936

Description: Three tiered fountain with figure on top. Ducks in the foreground. Rowles
Stereograph Photographs

Source: Louisiana State Museum
http://appl005.lsu.edu/LSM.nsf/0d6463f4d93cecd68625689c00470f5c/f2a9332655d81ef0862569f9004f775d?OpenDocument

     

    ca. 1880
Title: Hotel West End

Creator: Blessing, S. T.

Description: Rows of benches facing the hotel. Rowles Stereograph Photographs

Source: Louisiana State Museum
http://appl005.lsu.edu/LSM.nsf/0d6463f4d93cecd68625689c00470f5c/bba6bd26beed0877862569f9004f7640?OpenDocument


   


    ca. 1880


Title: Hotel West End

Creator: Mugnier, George Fran?ois, 1855-1936

Description: Table and chairs on the decking around the hotel. Rowles
Stereograph
Photographs

Source: Louisiana State Museum
http://appl005.lsu.edu/LSM.nsf/0d6463f4d93cecd68625689c00470f5c/c19bfc598900e96f862569f9004f7748?OpenDocument

      
 

  Title: Pavillion [sic] West End


Creator: Mugnier, George Fran?ois, 1855-1936

Description: Table and chairs set up around the pavilion. Rowles Stereograph
Photographs

Source: Louisiana State Museum
http://appl005.lsu.edu/LSM.nsf/0d6463f4d93cecd68625689c00470f5c/cda89f96275f78d1862569f9004f7751?OpenDocument

 

West End Garden Amusement Park

Source: The Historic New Orleans Collection

href='http://www.hnoc.org/'>http://www.hnoc.org/

 

Ferris Wheel at West End.

Source:

href='http://www.nutrias.org/~nopl/photos/williams/williams48.htm'>http://www.nutrias.org/~nopl/photos/williams/williams48.htm