New Orleans HistoricalA project by The Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans
New Orleans Historical is a web and mobile platform for sharing stories and scholarship about New Orleans and the surrounding area. A project of the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans, New Orleans Historical is a free app available on your Android or iPhone smartphone or tablet as well as on the web.
The Melpomene Neighborhood, 1880-1900
By the early 1900s, the Melpomene neighborhood in Central City was a densely populated urban neighborhood, where many residents worked in occupations related to shipping, particularly in the nearby rail yards. Broadly speaking, the area was home…
Poet Everette Maddox's "American Waste"
After a long dry spell beginning in the early 1980s, poet Everette Maddox began writing again in 1988. The poems began to pour out of him, seeming to bubble up after the seven years in which he did not write. He wrote his poems on whatever was…
Pots and their Politics: Recovery of Ceramics from The Gex Pottery
In 2007, a team of archaeologists excavated the remains of a property enumerated “253 Carondelet Walk,” an address that had at one point operated as a nineteenth-century kiln manufactory along the walkway of the historical “Carondelet Canal.”…
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Melpomene Street Blues: Archaeology of the Guste Homes in Central City11 Locations ~ Curated by D. Ryan Gray, Rachel Breunlin, and Shana M. griffin
Levee Breaches During Katrina4 Locations ~ Curated by Levees.org, New Orleans Public Library, Louisiana State Museum, and the University of New Orleans History Department
Early 20th-Century Gaming in the Free State of Jefferson9 Locations ~ Curated by The New Orleans Historical Team
Charity Hospital Cemetery No. 23 Locations ~ Curated by The New Orleans Historical Team
City Park12 Locations ~ Curated by Kimberly Jochum, Amanda Knight, and University of New Orleans History Department
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