1997 City Budget Presentation -- October 16, 1996
An Exhibit at Gallier Hall.

Mayor Marc H. Morial presented his 1997 budget to the City Council at Gallier Hall on October 16, 1996. The City Archives, Louisiana Division, New Orleans Public Library mounted a special exhibit onsite for the occasion. This is an online, condensed version of that exhibit.

Our purpose in creating the original exhibit at Gallier Hall was to highlight some of the physical changes that have occurred in the city of New Orleans since 1950 and to illustrate how capital projects sponsored by the municipal government have spurred those changes. The exhibit examines each of the four decades from the 1950s through the 1980s, focusing on a major project from each era. It also touches on several additional projects that have had profound impact on the Crescent City over the past forty years.

Building New Orleans: The Fifties (The Civic Center)
Building New Orleans: The Sixties (The International Trade Mart)
Building New Orleans: The Seventies (The Superdome)
Building New Orleans: The Eighties (The Convention Center)

Capital Budgets, 1950s-1990s
Lagniappe: Operating Budgets, 1956 & 1996: A Comparison

Go to online exhibits page.

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