• The Up-town Section,
    or American Quarter

    Historical Baronne Street
    St. Charles Avenue
    Jackson Avenue

  • The growth of the New Orleans above Canal Street took place within the last century. This is the American city founded by the sturdy band of Westerners who, as early as 1772, saw the commercial advantages to be secured by a union of Southern and Western forces. Following the daring adventurers, notwithstanding the coldness with which they were received, there came into the French Quarter, rich traders from Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston, who established branch houses in New Orleans, and their success led other Americans, young and energetic, to come and locate in the city, and seek the Aladdin's lamp that was said to be everywhere hidden in the rubbish of the old French town. The Creoles, with their easy, elegant manner and luxurious homes had little use for these pioneer American invaders. But the sturdy flow of emigration was not to be deterred, to the utter dismay of the Creoles. National feeling ran high and especially did the bitter sentiment grow after the cession of Louisiana to the United States in 1803. Finally, as has already been stated, the Americans moved in large numbers across Canal Street and built their own city.

  • Such was the enterprise of the people that in 1830 New Orleans ranked after New York, Philadelphia and Boston, in the order of the great cities Of the Union, and travelers came from all parts to see the "Queen City of the South," so wealthy, so gracious, so cultured, and the greatest cotton and sugar market in the world. Nevertheless, with all its enterprise the Faubourg Ste. Marie was constantly out-voted by the French city below Canal Street.

  • The Mayor and a majority of the Councilmen were elected by the French Quarter. As a consequence almost all the city revenues were expended on improvements below Canal Street. The Pontchartrain Railroad, built in 1825, and the Carondelet Canal were voted to the down-town section. The citizens of the American Quarter, incensed at this, built their own Canal, which brought the traffic of the lakes to the foot of Julia Street, and in the excitement of rivalry and antagonism, with the aid of the country members of the Legislature, they forced through that body in 1831 a bill which was an amendment to the city charter, and which divided New Orleans into three distinct municipalities, each with its own City Council. The Faubourg Ste. Marie thus became the controller of its own finances; it built its own Levees, paved its own streets, erected new stores and warehouses and blocks and blocks of residences.

  • An old quagmire on St. Charles Street was filled in and upon its site rose the old St. Charles Hotel, with its beautiful porticoes and stately columns. The miserable waste along Camp and Lafayette Streets was converted into Lafayette Square, and around it were grouped picturesquely the present City Hall, Odd Fellows' Hall and the First Presbyterian Church. Newspaper companies, and railroad companies, banks and exchanges, and cotton presses sprang up, and property enhanced fourfold in value. It soon became evident, even to the proud-spirited Creoles, that the "little upstart city above Canal Street," as they contemptuously called the new establishment, had left its French mother in the rear.

  • In 1852, the three municipalities came together again as one city. The Americans had gained their point; the Creoles gracefully yielded, and the old Cabildo surrendered its ancient rights to the new City Hall. Since then, side by side with the old city, the new one has continued to grow, radically distinct in language and sentiment, customs and manners, yet strangely bound to the olden city by a thousand dear and tender ties, and gracefully accepting many of its most ancient and charming customs as its own.

  • At the corner of Basin and Tulane Avenue stands the new court house and jail, erected between 1803 and 1805, at a cost of about $350,000. The criminal courts are on the second floor, overlooking Tulane Avenue. On the lower floor will be found the office of the Chief of Police, the First Recorder's Court and various other administrative offices. The rest of the square Is occupied br the Parish Jail. A high brick wall surrounds this portion. A criminal accused of a capital crime enters the institution at the time of arrest, and, if convicted, never leaves it until after sentence or execution. The entrance to the jail is on Gravier Street. Permission must be obtained from the Criminal Sheriff (whose office is in the building) to enter the jail. The executions take place in the large paved courtyard in the angle formed by Basin and Gravier Streets.

    The white building on the coiner of Tulane and Liberty is the New Orleans Polyclinic.

  • Charity Hospital.

    At Howard Street begins the long facade of the Charity Hospital.
    It is one of the oldest charitable institutions in America. The first hospital was founded by Bienville. In 1727 the Ursuline Nuns assumed charge of the nursing and household management of the establishment. which was located in Hospital Street. In 1737 Jean. Louis, a sailor, in gratitude to the Ursulines for their tender nursing, left 10,000 livres for the founding of a charity hospital. This foundation was the precursor of the immense establishment in Tulane Avenue. The present hospital was founded in 1786 by Don Almonaster j Roxas and the main building, as it stands to-day, in the center of the square, was erected in 1832. Other buildings have been added from time to time. Prominent among these are the Richard Milliken Memorial Hospital for Children, founded by Mrs. D. A. Milliken, at a cost approximating $130,000, in memory of her husband, and the Home of the Training School for Nurses, costing $50,000, which was the gift of the late A. C. Hutchinson. On the large tract of ground recently acquired near the hospital the management propose to erect a hospital for consumptives, and an important bequest of $80,000 from the late William Richards will be utilized, possibly, in the erection of a building for the exclusive treatment of infectious diseases. The Charity Hospital is admirably managed by a Board of Administrators appointed by the Governor; the household management and nursing have for over sixty-eight years been in charge of the Sisters of Charity. The hospital has a capacity of 850 beds, and handles about 7,000 case's annually. It has a fine system of free clinics; its ambulance service for emergency cases is unsurpassed, and its amphitheatre is said to be the most perfectly equipped of any in the United States. Competent judges from all parts of the country and Europe have pronounced the New Orleans Charity Hospital one of the most complete of its kind in the world, and one of which any State may be proud. It well repays a visit.

    Across the street, on the corner of Freret, is the building occupied by the Ambulance Corps, or the resident students of the Medical Corps.

  • The Claiborne Market stands at the corner of Tulane Avenue and Claiborne Street.

  • St. Joseph's Church

    is the immense structure of brick on the corner of the avenue and South Derbigny Street. It is noted as being the second largest church in the United States. During the construction of the walls in 1871 the foundations settled, and the building was greatly injured, but the defects being overcome, the structure was completed in 1892, with the exception of the spires, which were to have been 200 feet high. The church is Gothic-Romanesque in style.

    The rose window in the organ loft was made in Munich, is 21 feet in diameter, and cost $1,800. It represents Christ and the twelve apostles. The church has seating capacity of 1,900. The iron cross that surmounts it is 25 feet high.

    The Lazarist Fathers purchased recently almost the entire square on the Roman Street side of the Church, and will erect thereon, during the present year, a magnificent parochial school and convent. The cost will be $70,000. The school will be called the "S. Pizatti," after the generous donor.

    The Hotel Dieu, an admirable private hospital under the direction of the Sisters of Charity, occupies the square between Bertrand and Johnson Streets. The institution is the outgrowth of the old "Hotel Dieu" established by the Ursulines in Barracks Street in 1727. The only Medical Gymnasium in the South for correction of deformities in children was recently established in connection with this Hospital.

    The large brick structure in Tulane Avenue, between Broad and White Streets, still in course of erection, is the House of Detention, and is intended to replace the City Workhouse.

  • The visitor can return by Tulane Avenue to Rampart Street, walk over the continuation of the avenue known as Common Street, into the heart of town. By doing so he will be enabled to see the Chinese Quarter, located in the vicinity of Rampart and Common. The Chinese Mission, a unique religious establishment, is at No. 215 Liberty.

    In the square bounded by Canal, Baronne, Common and Dryades Streets there stood, until recently, the buildings occupied by the old University of Louisiana; they were stately edifices, supported by Greek columns and porticoes. One of these, fronting on Common Street, was the home of the Medical College from 1847 to 1893. When the University of Louisiana was reorganized under the name of Tulane University, in 1882, "University Place" was the name bestowed upon the first square in Dryades Street, from Canal to Common. Upon the removal of Tulane University to its present quarters, in St. Charles Avenue, all of these old historic buildings were demolished, with the exception of one, and theaters and stores erected upon their sites. The building that still remains was known for some years after the Tulane purchase as Tulane Hall, and was the official place of business of the Tulane University.

  • Upon the erection of the Tulane-Newcomb Building in Camp Street, the offices of the University were removed to this site, and the old hall was sold to the Grunewald Hotel proprietor for the sum of $90,000, and by him leased to a theatrical stock company. The building stands in University Place, between Canal and Common Streets; it is a handsome structure and is exceedingly interesting from an historic point of view. It was formerly Mechanics' Institute and was built early in the fifties for technical and literary purposes. During the Civil War, when a State Government was formed under the protection of the Federal troops, this building was made the capitol. It was used for this purpose until 1866, when the July riots, as they were called, dissolved the soi-disant government These riots were caused by the unauthorized assembling of the old Radical State Convention of 1864. The members, supported by some colored adherents, barricaded themselves inside the building. They refused to open the doors when the Sheriff demanded admission. The building was taken by assault and several were killed and wounded on both sides. The Legislature met in this building in 1872, in special session, to count the election returns. The aspiring Republican Governor, W. P. Kellogg, tried to enjoin the State Officers and Legislature from carrying out this purpose, knowing that fraud had been perpetrated. E. H. Durell, Judge of the United States District Court, claiming that his injunction would most probably be disregarded, signed at midnight an order directing the United States Marshal to seize the capitol. The marshal took a company of United States soldiers, seized the hall and refused to admit any but Kellogg's partisans. From this action resulted complications through which Kellogg became de facto Governor of the State, and was maintained in that position for several years, mainly through the help of the Federal troops.

  • The State Library is in the left wing of the building. The Library contains about 40,000 volumes, of which 5,000 are in foreign languages. A magnificent edition of Audubon's works, illustrated by himself, may be seen in this Library. Audubon studied the form, color, plumage and habits of every bird in the Louisiana forests, and all are faithfully given in this wonderful work. The Library is open daily from 9 a. m. to 5 p. in., except on Sunday. Tulane Avenue is finely paved and is rapidly growing into favor as a residence section.

  • But before boarding the car, visit the famous

    Jesuits' Church

    in Barrone Street, near Canal.
    Baronne Street at this point marks the limits of the old Jesuits' Plantation of 1727, and just where the beautiful Jesuits' Church now rises, with its magnificent dome, was the spot where the fathers of this order first attempted the cultivation of sugar cane in 1751. The handsome structure occupies the site of an unpretentious little chapel built in 1848. The church is known officially as that of the Immaculate Conception. It is in the Moresque style of architecture, and was designed by a Jesuit priest. The building is 133 feet long and 60 feet wide. The twin steeples have never been built. The interior is graceful, with galleries resting on a series of horseshoe-shaped arches, supported by slender iron columns of Moorish design. The subjects represented in the small, round, stained-glass windows are the stations of the cross. The stained-glass in the lower windows represents scenes from the history of the Jesuits. The main altar is of gold, and was executed in Paris at a cost of $14,000. A dome 180 feet high rises above the altar; and in the wall is a niche in which stands a white marble statue of the Virgin Mary. This statue was ordered by Marie Amelie, Queen of France, for the royal chapel in the Tuilleries; but the Revolution of 1848 drove the Queen from France, and caused the statue to be offered for sale. It was purchased by a Creole gentleman and brought to New Orleans. At his death it was purchased for this church at a cost of #5,000. Its original value was estimated at $30,000. In the chapel on the right is the altar of St. Joseph, and on the left is the altar dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The bronze statue of St. Peter, near the main entrance, is modeled from the famous figure in the Church of St. Peter, in Rome. In the galleries are many beautiful memorial windows, among others one erected by the soldier-Jesuit, Father Hubert, to the Confederate dead. The church is celebrated for the excellence of its music.

  • Adjoining the church is the College of the Immaculate Conception, conducted by the Jesuit Fathers since its establishment by them in 1848. The school contains a library, in which is one of the largest and best collections of books on canon law in the United States, also the largest and best collection of French authors in the United States. The T. J, Semmes Memorial Chapel, a handsome specimen of Moorish architecture, is in this building. To the right of the Church stands McCloskey Hall, a fine brick structure erected and donated by the Messrs. McCloskey to the Jesuit Fathers for College purposes.

  • Just across from the Jesuits' Church is the Hotel Grunewald. Adjoining the hotel, toward the rear of the square, near the corner of Baronne and Common, stand the

    Crescent and Tulane Theatres.

  • These handsome new edifices were erected in 1898, at a cost of over $200,000, on the site of the old University buildings. The Crescent Theater has a large seating capacity. About twenty-two feet from the Crescent stands the Tulane. It is of almost equal size and a match in beauty for its .twin sister. Over 1,000 electric lights illuminate these theatres, and the effect on gala nights is surpassingly brilliant. The splendid new playhouses offer every advantage for the finest scenic display. The stages have a depth of 65 feet, and enable the managers to put up the most elaborate productions. The interiors are finished with the finest staff plaster, the same that made the White City of Chicago famous. Taking the car at this corner, the Newsboys' Home is seen at No. 84D Baronne Street.

  • The Poydras Market occupies the central part of Poydras Street. Its name is derived from John Poydras, a famous planter of early days in New Orleans, after whom, also, the street is named. The market is very picturesque. On week days there may he seen standing in the middle of the market rows of colored women waiting to be employed to wash or scrub. The market was a famous slave mart of ante-bellum days.

    In Baronne, corner of St. Joseph, is a large four-story brick plumbing manufactory, erected recently at a cost of $74,000.

    The next point of interest is

  • Lee Circle,

    in which stands the imposing monument to the great Confederate General Robert B. Lee. This monument cost $40,000. The shaft is over 106 feet high, and is composed of white marble blocks, resting on cypress piles driven deep into the earth and bolted together. The column contains a staircase, and just under the statue, which is of bronze, is an observatory. Lee Circle was formerly called Tivoli Circle and Howard Avenue was once called Triton Walk, but was renamed in honor of a public-spirited citizen.

At the Lee Monument the cars turn into St. Charles Avenue, which is a continuation of St. Charles Street. Here the street broadens out; there are double drives and a neutral ground, and the avenue is said to be one of the finest in America. The cars traverse the thoroughfare from the Circle to Carrollton Avenue, continuing out Carrollton Avenue to its intersection with Tulane Avenue, through which they return to Canal Street, thus forming "the St. Charles Belt." The "Tulane Belt" cars traverse the same route in the opposite direction. This line, which was recently absorbed by the New Orleans Street Railways Company, was built in 1833, and was the first line of horse railroads in the United States. The cars were then two-storied, the upper deck being covered with a canvas in the summer time. The upper story was reached by a staircase. There was a great deal of life and excitement about this second story, and many old residents declare that the two-storied cars were much pleasanter than the cars of the present day, as the breezes were cooler and fresher aloft.

At the corner of Calliope Street and St. Charles Avenue is the Northern Methodist Church, founded just after the Civil War by Bishop J. P. Newman. It was here that Gen. Grant worshipped while in New Orleans.

The Young Men's Hebrew Association occupies the stately structure at the corner of the Avenue and Clio Street. The building" was erected in 1896. It contains a public hall called the Athenaeum where concerts, theatricals, and balls are often given.

At the corner of Jackson and St. Charles Avenues is the Harmony Club. The clubhouse is of white marble, and was erected in 1896.

The club virtually dates from 1802 having been formed by merging together the "Deutscher. Company" and "The Young Bachelors' Club," organized about 1856. Its membership is mainly among the wealthy and refined Hebrews of the city.

Along the line of this demarcation are many of the handsomest private residences in New Orleans, the beautiful open gardens and palms giving this section the title of "Garden District."

The First German Church is on St. Charles, corner of St. Andrew.

The beautiful Whitney residence is at No. 2233 St. Charles.

The mansion at No. 2508 St. Charles is not only a handsome specimen of a Southern home, but was the residence of E. Richardson, the most celebrated cotton merchant of his time. He was known as "the Cotton King." It is now the home of Prank P. Hayne.

At No. 2618 is the residence of the late A. C. Hutchinson, who left a fortune of upwards of a million dollars. He made several large bequests to charitable institutions, and left about $700,000 for the extension of the work of the Tulane Medical College. He bequeathed his beautiful home, with its many art treasures, to his friend, Mr. J. P. Blair.

There has recently been a revival, along the Avenue, of the old colonial style of architecture whose stately columns and general classic effects have added much to the beauty of the thoroughfare. Notable types are the T. J. McCarthy and the remodeled Blair residences.

At the corner of Third and St. Charles Avenue is the house where resided John A. Morris, famous as the head of the Louisiana State Lottery Company.

Christ Church Cathedral

is the fine brick and stucco edifice at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Sixth Street. This church represents the pioneer Protestant organization of the Southwest. It was organized in January, 1805. At this date the Protestant tabulation of New Orleans was so small and belonged to so many denominations that it was found impossible to build churches to accommodate each unto itself. A meeting was, therefore, called of all the Protestants, and it was decided that a church be erected. The decision as to what denomination the church should belong was settled by lot. The Episcopalians won, the church was built, and all Protestants united in their house of worship. The church was originally attached to the Diocese of New York. It stood at the corner of Canal and Bourbon Streets. In 1847, as the old church was found to be too small, a new one was erected, at the corner of Dauphine and Canal Streets, at a cost of $50,000. In 1886 this church was sold and the congregation moved to the present beautiful edifice. The interior is very handsomely frescoed. The stained-glass windows include memorials to the Slocomb family and the late Bishop Galleher. The entrance to the lower floor of the tower contains old tablets of the former wardens. Christ Church is the pro-cathedral of the Diocese, and the dean acts as rector. The residence of the bishop, Rt. Rev. D. Sessums, adjoins the Cathedral, with which it communicates through vine-grown cloisters. The dean's residence is in the rear of the church in Sixth Street.

Adjoining the church is the J. L. Harris Memorial Chapel, erected by Mrs. J. L. Harris in memory of her husband.

At 3607 is the gray stone Newman residence.

At the corner of General Taylor and St. Charles is the Rayne Memorial Methodist Church, erected by Mr. Rayne, a wealthy citizen, at a cost of $50,000, in memory of his son, who was killed at the battle of Shiloh.

The beautiful Southern colonial-looking structure on St. Charles, between Jena and Cadiz, is the Academy of the Ladies of the Sacred Heart, a boarding school for young ladies.

At the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Valence Street is the palatial home erected recently at a cost of $150,000 by W. P. Brown, who became famous in the great Bull Cotton Campaign of 1903.

St. George s Episcopal Church is at the corner of St. Charles and Cadiz Street.

The Asylum for Destitute Boys is the large brick building between Dufossat and Valmont streets.

Between Leontine and Peters is the New Orleans University, a well equipped institution for the education of colored youth.

At the corner of Peters Avenue and St. Charles is the commodious

Jewish Orphans' Home,

which was erected and is maintained through the generosity of the Jews of the city. The home was founded in 1855. The present building was erected in 1880, and is one of the best regulated orphanages in the city. The nursery and kindergarten departments are particularly interesting. In the yard is a magnificent fountain built by the wealthy Jewish children of the city as an offering to their less fortunate sisters and brothers. The children of this asylum are admirably equipped,, educationally and otherwise for their future duties in life.

At 5705 St. Charles Avenue is the home of Mr. Lawrence-Fabacher, on the grounds of which stands his private Casino, also one of the finest hot houses in the South.

A block or two from St. Charles, is seen the Shakespeare Almshouse, where the penniless and decrepit poor may find a refuge. It was built by Mayor Shakespeare tea or twelve years ago. The large brick building in the almshouse inclosure was erected for the use of the Boys' House of Refuge, but has recently by an act of the City Council been diverted to public school purposes.

Two squares this side of Audubon Park, is Palmer avenue, so named in honor of Dr. Palmer, the noted Presbyterian divine who resided in this street. His family still reside in the old home. The avenue which was formerly a section of Henry Clay avenue, is one of the most beautiful and picturesque residence streets in New Orleans.

Audubon Park

which is to the residents of the American section of New Orleans what the City Park is to the French quarter. The entrance to the park in St. Charles avenue leads. the visitor over an immense tract upon which magnificent live oaks were sacrificed in 1884, to admit of the erection of the buildings of the World's Cotton Centennial Exposition. The park is a beautiful spot and covers 280 acres. It was originally the plantation of the French patriot, Masson, who in 1768 was condemned to ten years' imprisonment in Moro Castle for resisting the cession of the colony to Spain. The plantation was subsequently owned by Etienne de Bore' the first great sugar planter of Louisiana, and grandfather of the historian, Charles Gayarre. It was on this land that Mr. De Bore succeeded in introducing the permanent manufacture of sugar into New Orleans, and raised the first commercially profitable crop of sugar ever grown in the South. Just above this historic plantation was that of Pierre Foucher, a son-in-law of M. De Bore. The entire property finally fell into the hands of the Marquis de Circe Foucher, by whose heirs the present site of Audubon Park was sold to the city. The land was allowed to lie unimproved till the Cotton Centennial Exposition, when the managers of that enterprise greatly beautified the spot. All the Exposition buildings were removed except the Horticultural Hall, which still stands. In 1866 the park was placed under the control of a Commission, which is devoting itself to beautifying the grounds, planting trees to replace those that were cut down, etc. The Horticultural Hall is over 300 feet long and contains a remarkable collection of rare plants, tropical palms and exotics. It is perhaps the largest greenhouse in existence. The section of the park lying between Magazine Street and the river is kept in perfect order. The task of improving the rest of the park is progressing slowly. The live oaks are very fine, especially the long avenue in front of and behind the Hall. The single magnificent specimen standing in solitary majesty beside the lake is called the "George Washington" oak. The park is reached by several lines of cars, the most convenient of which are the Coliseum and the Magazine. In summer time a band plays on alternate evenings in a stand under the oaks near the Horticultural Hall. The park is a favorite resort at all times of the year, especially for children.

In the vicinity on St. Charles Avenue are Audubon Place and Rosa Park, which are beautiful private residence sections.

The handsome colonial-looking residence with the stately white portico at 5809 St. Charles Avenue is the home of Mr. Nicholas Burke. It is a beautiful type of pure Southern architecture. Nearly opposite the entrance to Audubon Park is the beautiful little Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, which is under the direction of the Jesuit Fathers. Around the corner at No. 1930 Calhoun Street, is the convent and school of the Sisters of Notre Dame, who also conduct the parochial school of St. John Berchmans, attached to the church.

Adjoining the church grounds are the extensive buildings of The

Tulane University

of Louisiana. The University was founded through the generosity of Paul Tulane, a wealthy merchant, who, at his death, left a bequest of over $1,000,000 for this purpose. The University has since received other bequests; among recent donations are those of Mrs. F. W. Tilton, who gave $50,000 to erect the Library Building, and the munificent bequests of the late A. C. Hutchinson. The buildings contain University and Collegiate Departments, both for men and women, and Law, Medical and Technical Schools. The Medical Building is in Canal Street, and is called the Richardson Memorial. In the Arts and Science Building is a copy of "Tripitka," presented to the University by the King of Siam.

Leland University, for colored males, occupies the square on the avenue between Audubon and Walnut.

St. Mary's Dominican Convent is on the avenue, between Broadway and Pine.

Beyond the University, where St. Charles Avenue has, properly speaking, its head, there formerly ran beautiful road called Naiads Street. The grounds were handsomely laid out and were called the Carrollton Gardens; there was a restaurant where General Boulanger and Thackeray were both entertained on their visits to New Orleans. Some years ago it was found advisable to build a Levee through the gardens, and the old restaurant was dismantled and sold.

The car here turns out Carrollton Avenue to Jeannette Street, the way being through a very choice residence portion.

All this section of New Orleans was formerly the municipality of

Carrollton,

and still bears the ancient name. It was separated by long uninhabited spaces from the nearest city of Jefferson. Carrollton was in early days a plantation and was the property of the brave patriot, Lafreniere, who with his six associate leaders of the Revolution of 1768, was shot in Jackson Square by order of the Spanish Governor O'Reilly. The plantation subsequently, became the property of Mile. DeMacarty, who was the famous "bas bleu" of colonial days in New Orleans. She belonged to the school of "Les Dames Precieuses," so amusingly caricatured by Moliere in his "Precieuses Ridicules." She was very brilliant, and declared a thousand times that she had never yet met a man who could please her and was determined to die in single blessedness. She managed her vast estates with masculine ability and her name has come down as the historical "Vielle Fille," or old maid of the Faubourg. All traces of the old plantation have long since passed away.

At 602 Carrollton Avenue is St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

On the corner of Coliseum and Jackson is

Trinity Church.

Trinity is an Episcopal Church, and so many of its rectors have passed from this parish to the bishopric that it is often called "The Church of the Archbishops." It is of Gothic architecture. The congregation was organized in 1847. The present structure dates from 1851, and was built at a cost of $22,500. Bishop Polk was called to take charge of the parish in 1855. He left it during the Civil War to become a Major General in the Confederate service, and after serving gallantly was shot and killed while out with a reconnoitering party on Pine Mountain, near Marietta, Georgia, June 14, 1864. A beautiful stained-glass window has been erected to his memory and contains scenes from the life of the Savior - the Last Supper, the Crucifixion and the Ascension. In 1865 Dr. J. W. Beckwith, afterwards Bishop of Georgia, became rector. During his incumbency the church was extended and improved at a cost of $25,000. In 1868 Her. J. N. Galleher, afterward Bishop of Louisiana, became rector. He was succeeded by the Kiev. S. S. Harris, afterwards Bishop of Michigan. In 1873 the front of the church was remodelled at a cost of $16,000 . Dr. Hugh Miller Thompson, the late Bishop of Mississippi, was the next rector. The present rector is Dr. Beverly Warner. Trinity is reputed to have the best choir among the Protestant Churches in the city.

The late Ambassador Eustis, when in town, resided in the handsome red brick house, with the wide verandas, on the corner opposite Trinity Church.

The little French Church of Notre Dame de Bons Secours is on Jackson Street near Constance.

Near the corner of Jackson and Chippewa stands the

Children's Home

(Protestant Episcopal), an admirable asylum conducted under the auspices of the Episcopal, diocese, of Louisiana. It is a home for orphan girls, but also receives small boys. The institution is in charge of the Sisters of Bethany, a local diocesan organization of the Episcopal faith. It is well worth a visit. The chapel is very pretty, and the children's festivals, especially at Easter and Christmastide, are very beautiful.

Directly across the street is McDonogh High School No. 2, a brick building originally erected for the Jewish Orphans' Home, but purchased by the city seven or eight years ago for use as a public high school for the girls of the upper districts.

On St. Thomas, near Jackson Avenue, is the Seamen's Bethel. St. Vincent's Haven for Seamen is on Tchoupitoulas, near Josephine.

St. Elizabeth's Industrial Home for Girls in charge of the Sisters of Charity is at the corner of Prytania and Napoleon Avenue. The home is the climax in a trinity of institutions, under the charge of this sisterhood in New Orleans.

From the Infant Asylum, at Race and Magazine Streets, the children pass to St. Theresa's Asylum in Camp Street, where they are given a good common school education. Thence they graduate into this industrial home, where they are trained for active work by which they may become self-supporting in the world without. St. Elizabeth's is noted for its schools of needlework, the products of which are in great demand throughout the country. Among its graduates have been many wonderfully expert needlewomen.

At the corner of Camp and Napoleon Avenue, is St. Stephen's Church, a handsome edifice in brick. It has been in course of construction for some years and still lacks the steeple. The interior is not yet completed, but for the past ten years services have been held in the edifice. The pictures over the altar represent the martyrdom of St. Stephen.

The Picayune's Guide to New Orleans, 1904
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