New Orleans City Guide

New Orleans City Guide

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In 1938, under the direction of novelist and historian Lyle Saxon, The Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration produced this delightfully detailed portrait of New Orleans. Containing recipes, photographs and folklore, it is consistently hailed as one of the best books produced about the city. Remarkably, many of the sites and attractions the WPA chronicled in 1938 are still around today.The cost of construction and equipment totaled nearly $1, 000, 000 Built of brick upon a limestone base, the school building ... cabinet-making, interior decorating, sign- painting, electricity, architectural and mechanical drafting, applied science, and trades English. ... The Luling Mansion, 1438 Leda St., now known as the Louisiana Jockey Club, was built by the elder Gallier from a rather crude design by itsanbsp;...

Title:New Orleans City Guide
Author:Works Progress Administration
Publisher:Garrett County Press - 2009-03-01


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