New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
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Canal Street

Foot of Canal - Now Harrah's Casino

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Foot of Canal - Now Harrah's Casino

Foot of Canal - 1968 - 1995 - The Rivergate

Photo by Frank Lotz Miller, Nathaniel Cortlandt Curtis Jr. Collection of Frank Lotz Miller Negatives, Southeastern Architectural Archive, Tulane Library. Source:

Foot of Canal - 1968 - 1995 - The Rivergate

Foot of Canal - 1964

Streetcar turn, Liberty Monument at the Foot of Canal Street, and buildings being torn down for the Rivergate. The three and four-story buildings date from mid nineteenth-century; left, partially demolished warehouse dates from c. 1905. Photo by Rolland Golden, 1964; printed by Robert S. Brantley, Historic New Orleans Collection. Source:

Foot of Canal - 1964

Foot of Canal - 1902 - Louisville and Nashville Station

Perhaps the most picturesque of New Orleans' old stations, the Louisville and Nashville Station at the foot of Canal Street was completed in 1902. In the 1940s, six passenger trains arrived daily on the terminal's three tracks. Source;

Foot of Canal - 1902 - Louisville and Nashville Station

List of Addresses

500 Godchaux Building 1899 now Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

600 Tulane Educational Fund Office Building 1900 now Cut Rate Package Liquor Stor

611 Le Bunny Lounge 1983 now ORLEANS CAMERA VIDEO CENTER

614 Meridien Hotel 1982 now--the same

623 Vitascope Hall - 1896 (first permanent home for showing movies in the United States) now - Burger King (1982)

700 Four Story Brick Building - 1896 now - Denim Den

704 Hardy Shoe Store - 1971 now Canal Bank Building

710 Porter Stevens - 1971 now Canal Market

718-720 Toledano and Wogan Five Story Store - 1904 - now Payless Shoesource

800 Machecha Building/Now Godchaux's Department Store - 1901 - Leon Fellman Building - 1911 - Gus Mayer Department Store - 1948 - now Chateau Sonesta Hotel/Ralph Brennan’s Redfish Grill

900 Kress Company Building -1912- Walgreen's - 1938-

901 Maison Blanche Building -1956 - now Ritz-Carlton Hotel

921 Maison Blanche Building -1906- now Ritz Carlton

923 Kress Company Building -1940- now Jazz Matazz

924 Flagg Brothers Repairs and Alterations - 1971- now AMERICAN FASHIONS/Cool Kids

930 Miller Brothers Square Deal Jewelers -1924- now GOLDEN WALL Chinese Restaurant

1019 W.T. Grant Building Alterations -1924- now . BARGAIN MART BEAUTY SUPPLY

1400 Burglass Furniture Store -1945- now School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

1500 Jung Hotel -1925- now New Orleans. Radisson

1600 Odeco Building -1966- now UNO Small Business Development Center

2001 Loren Building -1958- now Community Home Health Inc

2025 Miles Building -1957- now New Orleans Center for Addictive Disorders (NOCAD)

2226 Menefee Motor Company -1928- Star Chrysler-Plymouth -1970- now Lamarque Jeep Chrysler & Downtown Dodge

2322 Pendleton Detective Agency now NEC-Bryman Campus

2330 Fireman's Fund American Office Building now Youth Career Center

2515 Canal Realty Corporation now United Way

3105 Montelepre Memorial Hospital Medical-Surgical Nursing Wing now Physicians Hospital Of New Orleans

3222 Sacred Heart School now Malta Square Retirement Home

3401 First Methodist Church now International School of Louisiana

4176 Singer Sewing Machine Company Manufacturing Trade Dept. Building now Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc. Human Resources

List of Addresses