Images of the Month Gallery|
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visited the Crescent City on April 29, 1937. He came to dedicate the Roosevelt Mall in City Park near the city's new municipal stadium, then under construction . The mall and the stadium, along with other improvements to the Park, were project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), one of the keystones of FDR's New Deal. The President arrived in New Orleans by train following a journey from Washington through Atlanta and on to the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast. He managed to cram quite a lot into his brief four hour and forty minute visit. The twelve images in this month's gallery tell the story of FDR in New Orleans.