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Captions taken from the back of photographs


Elysian Fields Avenue from Galvez to lake "before" widening
August, 1954
[Photograph by Leon Trice]
Elysian Fields Avenue overpass, L&N Railroad way
Unknown date
[Photograph by Howard "Cole" Coleman]
Elysian Fields Avenue "before" new lighting installed
Attached text: Elysian Fields between the river and the overpass has undergone a complete face-lifting. The railroad tracks have been removed, the roadways widened to 34 ft., new whiteway lighting has been installed, and the neutral ground beautified. This was made possible by the consolidation of railroad terminals and tracks under the New Orleans-UPT program. One of the most important things accomplished by this work was the elimination of 20 grade crossings. The roadways, which formerly varied from between 24 to 32 ft. were uniformly widened to 44 ft. In addition to the 141 new light standards erected along the street, 22 others were installed on the Elysian Fields Overpass.
Unknown date
Elysian Fields Avenue at Leon C. Simon
Attached text: Elysian Fields Canal being installed by the Levee Board. Project is in conjunction with the development of Lake Oaks subdivision at cost of approximately $325,000. It will replace the New York Street canal, which is presently being filled in. Cost of Lake Oaks subdivision is approximately $1,8000,000.
1962
[Photograph by J.R. St. Julien]
Elysian Fields Avenue at Leon C. Simon
1962
[Photograph by J.R. St. Julien]
Elysian Fields Avenue "after" removal of tracks
February, 1955
[Photograph by Leon Trice]
Elysian Fields Avenue at North Derbigny
Unknown date
[Photograph by Leon Trice]
Elysian Fields Avenue "before" removal of tracks
Unknown date
[Photograph by "Cole" Coleman]
Elysian Fields Avenue at North Derbigny towards river "before" widening
August, 1954
[Photograph by Leon Trice]
Elysian Fields Avenue paving near North Peters
Unknown date
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