Timken Center

Stop 10 of 13 in the City Park tour

Built in 1912, the Casino was conceived as a combined refreshment stand and administrative center. The upper floor of the Casino once housed the park's administrative offices, and it was used for City Park Improvement Association meetings. Late in the 1900s the second floor was converted into a rental facility for parties. Because of its Spanish Mission Revival design, someone at the time of its creation felt that the building had the look of a Mexican "cantina" or Spanish casino; hence the name.

Renovated in 1999, one year later the casino was renamed the Timken Center.

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Casino Building in the 1930's.

Casino Building in the 1930's.

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The original interior of the Casino Building.

The original interior of the Casino Building.

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Alongside the Casino Building.

Alongside the Casino Building.

Standing at the back of the Casino Building, looking towards the road and what would become the sculpture garden. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. View File Details Page

Sundial

Sundial

In 1963, the Bacher Sundial was donated to the Park by the family of City Park board member, Albert F. Bacher. Image courtesy of Kimberly Jochum. View File Details Page

The overhang of the Casino Building provides outdoor events protection from sun and rain.

The overhang of the Casino Building provides outdoor events protection from sun and rain.

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Cite this Page:

Kimberly Jochum , “Timken Center,” New Orleans Historical, accessed April 30, 2017, http://neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/112.

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