|A few of the stores included in this 1864 photograph: D. H. Holmes Dry Goods; James Ryback,
Importer/Dealer in Fancy Goods; Mrs. Charles Brown, Dress & Cloak Maker; J. Ada Rocha & Co. The old
Christ Church can be seen at Dauphine Street; it was demolished when the congregation moved to St. Charles
Avenue. The first Maison Blanche department store was built on the site in 1883. Photo ca. 1864.
|Canal Street, corner of St. Charles - Henry Clay statue is visible in the median. The statue was dedicated
in 1856, but, by 1900, it had become a hindrance to traffic and was moved to Lafayette Square, where it
remains today. Photo ca. 1864.
|Streetcars on Canal Street, 1907
|Mule drawn streetcar at Henry Clay statue on Canal Street; there's an advertisement
for Trovatore at the French Opera House on the streetcar; early 1890's.
|Canal Street at St. Charles; in the background, on the right, the dome of the first
Maison Blanche store can be seen, having replaced Christ Church; in the background
on the left, is the distinctive turret of the Pickwick Club (one of several buildings the
club has occupied on Canal Street). Photo ca. 1890's.
|Since so many of the photos on this page included the Henry Clay statue, I
thought I'd add a current picture of the monument in its second home in
Lafayette Park, where it's been since 1900.
|The 3 photographs directly above are courtesy of Infrogmation, who
has generously contributed many, many vintage New Orleans photos,
as well as, current photos, to Wikimedia Commons.
|The link to this page is:
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