New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Baronne Street


618 Barrone St.- Now

Thorns Consulting - Real Estate Appraisers/Consultants - Photo source: http://www.thornsconsulting.com/Clients_Govt.html

618 Barrone St.- Now

618 Barrone St.- Then

Apperson Automobile Company Automobile Co Blotter, New Orleans Apperson Automobile Company of New Orleans, Inc. Phone, Main 5076, 618 Baronne Street Measures 3 3/8" by 6 1/4".

618 Barrone St.- Then

123 Baronne Street - Now The Fairmont Hotel

Built in 1893, this building has changed hands several times over the years. Photo source: http://www.fairmontneworleans.com/

123 Baronne Street - Now The Fairmont Hotel

123 Baronne Street - Then The Roosevelt Hotel

'On October 31, 1923, the former Gruenwald hotel (built in 1893)was renamed The Roosevelt in honor of Theodore Rosevelt who had died in 1919. In 1927, The Roosevelt became campaign headquarters for Louisiana's most colorful politician, Governor (later Senator) Huey Long who lived in a suite in the hotel. Long held sway with his political cronies in what is now known as The Sazerac Bar, named for The Sazerac, claimed to be the world's first cocktail invented in New Orleans in 1859. During this era, the hotel became famous nationwide for The Blue Room, the city's premier supper club, offering fine dining and the world's top entertainment, among them, Marlene Dietrich, Jimmy Durante, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. The Blue Room was located above what was believed to be the first nightclub in America. It was called The Cave and opened in 1908 offering lavish revues with Ziegfeld-style chorus girls and live Dixieland bands in a setting of stalactites and waterfalls.' Source: http://www.fairmontneworleans.com/news2.html Submitted by Henry Harmison

123 Baronne Street - Then The Roosevelt Hotel

123 Baronne Street - Originally The Grunewald Hotel

The building at 123 Baronne was built as a Hotel Grunewald. The Blue Room was located above what was believed to be the first nightclub in America. It was called The Cave and opened in 1908 offering lavish revues with Ziegfeld-style chorus girls and live Dixieland bands in a setting of stalactites and waterfalls.'

123 Baronne Street - Originally The Grunewald Hotel

201 Baronne St - Now Baronne Plaza Travel Lodge

Originally built as a Sears department store in 1931, this five-story hotel is located midway between Lafayette Square and the Superdome. The stylish Art Deco building is also less than two blocks from both the French Quarter and the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar...Once home to well-dressed mannequins, the hotel's ground-floor windows now sport murals depicting genteel scenes from New Orleans' colorful history. Inside, massive columns and marble floors capture the essence and architecture of the Art Deco movement. Source: http://travel.wwte1.com/pub/agent.dll?qscr=cmhi&htid=84945&dsct=&dlvl=&rtmn=&rtmx=&dcty=&drid1=178292&ddpt1=&tdpt1=&drtn1=&trtn1=&cAdt1=2&cmbt=2&&zz=1043629961020&

201 Baronne St  - Now Baronne Plaza Travel Lodge