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The city forced evictions when houses outside the red-light district were deemed “disorderly.” The ordinance cited in these two letters, 4434 C.S [center image], was passed in 1890 and preceded the Storyville ordinance. These eviction notices appear to have been generated in some way by George L’Hote’s lawsuit against the city.

[Orleans Parish Civil District Court. L’Hote v. City of New Orleans, docket #54533]