AMERICAN GUIDE SERIES

NEW ORLEANS CITY GUIDE

Written and compiled by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the City of New Orleans

ROBERT MAESTRI, MAYOR OF NEW ORLEANS, CO-OPERATING SPONSOR

Illustrated

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY - BOSTON

The Riverside Press Cambridge

1938

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xi
  • Illustrations xv
  • New Orleans -- Old and New xix
  • General Information xxv
  • Church Guide xxvii
  • Hotel and Other Accommodations xxxiii
  • Night Life xxxvii
  • Recreational Facilities xli
  • Restaurants liii
  • Calendar of Events lxiii
  • I. New Orleans: the General Background 1
  • Natural Setting 3
  • History *
  • Out of the Past *
  • Government 40
  • Racial Distribution 43
  • Ii. Economic and Social Development 45
  • Commerce, Industry, and Labor 47
  • Transportation 51
  • Folkways *
  • River, Town, and Seaport *
  • Social Life and Social Welfare 67
  • Education 72
  • Religion 77
  • Sports and Recreation 84
  • Radio 88
  • Newspapers 90
  • Arts and Crafts *
  • Arts and Crafts *
  • Literature 109
  • Theater 123
  • Music 131
  • Architecture *
  • City of Many Builders *
  • Science 156
  • Creole Cuisine 163
  • The Carnival *
  • At the Mardi Gras *
  • Cemeteries 186
  • Mother Catherine's Manger 199
  • Gay Times in Old New Orleans *
  • New Orleans Folks *
  • Gardens 220
  • Iii. Sectional Descriptions and Tours 227
  • French Quarter Tour: 4 M. *
  • Vieux Carré *
  • Water-Front Tour 270
  • Motor Tour 1 from Canal Street to Lake-Front, 30 M. 286
  • Motor Tour 2 from Bayou Road to City Park, 12 M. 304
  • Motor Tour 3 Audubon Park and Universities, 17 M. *
  • In and About the City *
  • Motor Tour 4 Irish Channel and Garden District, 6 M. 345
  • Algiers Tour: 14 M. 358
  • Here and There 363
  • Plantation Tour New Orleans, Kenner, Norco, Laplace, Reserve, Lutcher, Geismar, Baton Rouge. Returning: Gonzales, Sorrento, Laplace, New Orleans, 200.3 M., Us 61, La 1, La 63, Us 61. 371
  • Saint Bernard -- Plaquemines Tour New Orleans, Arabi, Poydras, Pointe À La Hache, 48 M., La 1. 379
  • New Orleans -- Covington Tour New Orleans, Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, 73.4 M., Us 90, La 2, Us 190 384
  • Plaquemines -- Delta Tour (west Bank of the Mississippi) New Orleans, Buras, Venice, 75.3 M., La 31 387
  • New Orleans -- Grand Isle Tour: 63 M. 391
  • Checklist of Some Noted Personalities 395
  • Chronology 399
  • Street Names in New Orleans 403
  • Place Names 405
  • Glossary 407
  • Bibliography 411
  • Index 417
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