New Orleans (La.) City Planning and Zoning Commission

Photographs from Preliminary Reports on a System of Recreation Facilities and Civic Art, New Orleans, Louisiana

City Archives
New Orleans Public Library

Date range: 1929
Size of collection: 49 prints
Terms of Access: Available to registered researchers by appointment
Copyright Information: Please discuss with a Louisiana Division archivist

Scope and Content Notes

In 1929 Harland Bartholomew and Associates of St. Louis, Missouri, prepared Preliminary Reports on a System of Recreation Facilities and Civic Art, New Orleans, Louisiana for the New Orleans City Planning and Zoning Commission as part of a larger effort to develop a master plan for the Crescent City. Several versions of this document are held in the City Archives along with related documents also prepared by the firm. One version of the study includes original photographs pasted onto pages of the typewritten document. The photographs apparently were taken by E. K. Stores of St. Louis (his name appears on the reverse of each print). They illustrate the planning concepts addresses in the text of the reports.


Each print has been assigned a sequential number according to its place within the report. Click on the thumbnail images below to view a larger image.

Dumaine Street entrance to City Park

One of the numerous bridges crossing the lagoon in City Park Beauregard Monument at the Esplanade Avenue entrance to City Park. The beauty of this statue from Esplanade is destroyed by the Esplanade Avenue Bridge
The St. Charles Street [sic] entrance to Audubon Park has dignity worthy of the City of New Orleans The lagoon in Audubon Park illustrates an effective merger of land and water Neutral strip in Galvez St.
Neutral strip in Canal Boulevard Beauregard School. An excellently designed school, but located on an inadequate site Bunny Friend Playground, one of the supervised playgrounds in New Orleans
This picture, taken on Elysian Fields Avenue, clearly illustrates New Orleans' need for additional play area (as it shows sixteen boys playing ball on the RR tracks in the neutral strip) There is no photograph #11 Wading and swimming pool for children. In connection with Audubon Park Swimming Pool
A memorial wading pool in New Orleans Such drives as this along Bayou Barataria afford excellent opportunities for the development of a regional parkway A naturalistic view of a portion of Bayou Barataria. A country so rich in tree growth should take steps to preserve such areas for public use.

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