New Orleans Incorporated: 200 Years of the City Charter
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May 1, 1954 was the occasion for a combined of the new Home Rule Charter and of the new City Council elected according to its provisions. The cover of the event’s program notes that it took place on the “steps of City Hall.” In 1954 City Hall was still housed in what we know today as Gallier Hall. It was not until 1958 that the new City Hall on Perdido Street hosted the municipal swearing-in ceremony.
          [Mayor’s Office. Inauguration Program, 1954]

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