Tulane Avenue to City Park
|I've divided Carrollton Avenue into sections.
The first two were: Oak Street to Earhart Avenue
and Earhart to Tulane Avenue.
|Above, closer look at Walgreen's, 1941; below, same corner, 2008
(Rock'n'Bowl has moved to 3000 S. Carrollton, next to Ye Olde College Inn).
|Above, Dumas Chevrolet is to the lef, Walgreen's is to the
right, 1941; below, closer view of Dumas Chevrolet, 1941.
|The intersection of S. Carrollton Avenue and Tulane Avenue holds a lot of
memories for many New Orleanians and a lot of history beyond current
residents' ability to recall. Above, shopping center with Walgreen's, A & P,
Morgan & Lindsey and Mid-City Bowling (later, to become the very popular
ca. 1942. Below, a closer shot of Mid-City Bowling, 1940's.
|Looking toward Carrollton from Tulane, notice streetcar tracks
still on Tulane Avenue, 1947; below, same view, 2008.
|Above, looking from the opposite viewpoint, down Tulane toward the CBD,
old Pelican Stadium is to the right, 1947; below, left, same view, 2005, a
flooded Tulane Avenue after the levee failures. Pelican Stadium was
demolished, replaced by the Fountainebleau Motor Hotel, which by the
time of the flood, had closed and was then serving as a storage facility.
|Below, an aerial view of Carrollton and Tulane during the flood.
|A. D. Crossman School, 4400 Carrollton Avenue, 1932;
below, Crossman School, today.
|White City was a short-lived amusement park, open from 1907-1913, on the site
where Pelican Stadium was later built. The park in New Orleans was one of
dozens of amusement parks in the U.S., England and Australia to take this name,
inspired by the "White City" section of the World's Columbian Exposition in
Chicago in 1893. Though the name actually referred to an exhibition of
electrically-lit white stucco buildings, the midway (considered the first amusement
park) was the popular hit of the event. Using the new invention of electricity to
light up the night sky, amusement parks very quickly became popular, many
trading on the original exhibition's name. The only White City park still in
existence in the U.S. is the one which was built in Denver, now known as Lakeside
Amusement Park. [The above image is courtesy of Infrogmation at Wikimedia
|Above, Jesuit High School, 4500 Carrollton Avenue, 1929; below, 2010.
|H. G. Hill Grocery, Carrollton at Bienville, 1941.
|Reuter's Seeds, 300 N. Carrollton, 1920's; below, Reuter's today.
|Brocato's Ice Cream & Confectionery Shop, 214 N. Carrollton; I couldn't
find a vintage picture of Brocato's, but, since it's one of my favorite
places in the world, there was no way I was going to exclude it!
|Carrollton Avenue at entrance to City Park, photos above, 1938; below, 1950's.
|The link to this page is: http://old-new-orleans.com/NO_Carrollton_Avenue_3
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|Above, the Fountainebleau
Motor Hotel, 1960's.