Alexander Allison's New Orleans
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Charity Hospital Ambulance House, 1949

This building on the corner of Tulane Avenue and South Villere Street was no longer housing ambulances when Allison photographed it shortly before its demolition. Charity built a new ambulance station in the late 1930s and the old building had been serving as a garage for some time. Its replacement, the Dibert-Butterworth Building, still stands as does the structure shown to the left of the ambulance house in the photograph. Note also the streetcar at far right; buses (actually trackless trolleys) did not come to Tulane Avenue until 1951.

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