Tour 3: Exploring the Roots of Historic Preservation in the Lower Garden District and Irish Channel

Thursday, January 3, 2013: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Preservation Hall, Studio 1 (New Orleans Marriott)

Tour leader: Jane S. Brooks, University of New Orleans

This bus tour will provide an overview of the early to mid-nineteenth century neighborhoods of the Lower Garden District and Irish Channel, which were part of the upriver expansion of New Orleans following the Louisiana Purchase. The tour will focus on post-1970s revitalization of the area as part of the “Back to the City” movement. The tour begins with a short stop at the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans offices in the Warehouse District to learn about the crescent of historic neighborhoods along the Mississippi River and the center’s role in revitalization efforts in the Lower Garden District. We will then tour the Magazine Street corridor and the neighborhoods by bus, with stops to talk to leaders of the historic preservation efforts in both areas. The tour will include visits to several historic parks, tours of some historic homes (both grand and working-class), and a view of the changing Mississippi Riverfront edge of these neighborhoods.

Limit 25 people. $30 members, $35 nonmembers

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