Easter in Old New Orleans
Top image, 1947; above, left, Scheinuk's abt. 1930; right, Easter bunnies, 1960's; below, two
views of the shop, one with the
Roman Candy wagon parked in front.
Left, Scheinuk's sporting a for sale sign and looking a bit sad, 2003;
right, the condominiums now in place at 2600 St. Charles Avenue.
Marks Isaacs department store, Canal Street;
store sign on the left reads, "Dress up for Easter;" 1951.
NORD Easter party, Rosenwald Center, 1956.
Above & below, members of the Junior Choir of Beecher Memorial Congregational
Church enjoy an Easter egg hunt at the Phillips' family home, 1930.
Elmer's Candy Company, New Orleans, 1950's.
Above & below, NORD Easter party, Wisner, Stallings Center, 1956.
Easter at Fuerst and Kraemer, Ltd., Candy Company, New Orleans, 1920's.
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Many New Orleanians have fond memories of childhood visits to Scheinuk's on St. Charles
Avenue, where every Spring, flowers shared space with lots and lots of real live Easter
bunnies.  Max Scheinuk built his florist shop, Scheinuk the Florist, in 1919, and the
business remained open until 2003.  Shortly after the building was sold, it was demolished
to make room for luxury condominiums.  I understand that Mr. Scheinuk's grandson is still
in business as an independent floral contractor on the Northshore.  The bunnies no
longer make an appearance on St. Charles Avenue, but the childhood memories remain.
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