Columbia Brewing Co.
The Columbia was one of fourteen breweries listed in the Soard's New Orleans Trade Guide of 1911. Only one--Dixie--is still making beer. The Columbia concern was history, and its buildings demolished, by the early 1950s. The letter, whose author is "anonymous" due to the fact that its second page is missing, describes for Mayor Berhman an all too familiar scenario of clogged drainage pipes and the problems they cause for Crescent City neighborhoods.

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