• The Port of New Orleans

    Supplementary Street Guide

  • CAR ROUTES

    The following street guide is based upon the excellent one compiled by Mr. L. Boards, and published in his Directory. It is given herewith in order to assist the visitor in locating any desired point of interest. Four streets have been selected — St. Charles and Rampart, Canal and Esplanade. All streets running up and down town are parallel, respectively, to St. Charles and Rampart; all streets running across town are parallel, respectively to Canal and Esplanade. Therefore the house numbering on any of these four streets will correspond to the numbering on any other street which may run in a corresponding direction. To find a number on any street other than these four, it suffices to find the nearest number of these streets, which will give the inquirer the nearest street corner to the place he wishes to locate. In order to find out which way a street runs, it suffices to consult any one of the following four tables; if it appears among the names of the "intersecting streets" on St. Charles, it indicates that the thoroughfare in question lies across town, and, therefore, parallel with Canal, and so on. By locating places in this way, and a reference to the map which accompanies this Guide, the visitor ought to be able to make his way with considerable accuracy about the city. Especially will the street guide herewith presented be found useful in riding on the street cars, as, by reference to these tables, one can give the conductor exactly the place at which it may be desired to have the car stop: See Chart Below.

  • HACKS AND CABS.

    The following is a regular tariff of charges fixed by city ordinance (No. 1357, A. S.) for hacks and cabs, and the stranger should see that he is not imposed on by unscrupulous drivers, and would confer a benefit on the public by reporting to the police all cases of overcharging:

  • For carriages drawn by two horses, any distance not exceeding one mile, or twelve squares, for one or two persons, $1 each.

  • For every such carriage hired by the hour, $3 for the first hour, and $2 for each succeeding hour or fraction thereof, for the use of the entire carriage.

  • For cabs or carriages drawn by one horse, any distance not exceeding one mile, or twelve squares, for one or two persons, 75 cents each, and for each succeeding mile or less, 50 cents.

  • For every such cab or carriage hired by the hour, $2 for the first hour, and $1.50 for each succeeding hour or fraction thereof, for the entire cab or carriage.

  • These rates apply from sunrise to midnight. From midnight to sunrise the rates shall be fixed by agreement, but in no case shall double the rates be exceeded.

  • All public vehicles are compelled to carry numbers on their lamps. There are, however, few parts of the city that are worth seeing which may not be reached by street cars.

  • BELT LINES - Car Routes

    St. Charles Belt.

    — The "Show" line of the City. Starts on Canal, near Levee, runs out Canal to Baronne, to Howard Avenue, to St. Charles Avenue, to Carrollton Avenue, to the terminus at Jeannette and Dublin, on through Carrollton, passing Athletic Park, to Tulane Avenue, to Canal, to starting-point. Transfers to Jackson Avenue and Napoleon Avenue lines and Southport.

  • Esplanade Belt.

    — Direct to Fair Grounds, Race Track and City Park, via Bayou St. John to Half-way House and Cemeteries, in Canal Street. Starts at foot of Canal Street, runs by Canal to Rampart, to Esplanade Avenue, to Bayou St. John and Metairie Avenue, to Canal Street, to the river. Transfers to Villere, Dauphine and French Market lines.

  • Canal Belt.

    — Starts on Canal Street, near the Levee; runs out Canal, direct to the Cemeteries and the Half-way House, through Metairie Avenue, to Bayou St. John, to Esplanade Avenue (passing the race track and Fair Grounds), to Rampart, to Canal, to starting point; transfers to Villere and Dauphine lines.

  • Tulane Belt.

    — Reverse side of St. Charles Belt. Direct line to Charity Hospital and Athletic Park. Starts on Canal, near the Levee; runs by Canal to South Rampart. to Tulane Avenue, to Carrollton Avenue, to St. Charles Avenue, to Howard Avenue, to Baronne, to Canal, to starting point. Transfers to Jackson Avenue and Napoleon Avenue lines and Southport.

  • Uptown Lines.

    Jackson Avenue Line.

    — Starts on Canal,* near Levee; runs by Canal to Baronne, to Howard Avenue, to St. Charles Avenue, to Jackson Avenue, to Gretna Ferry Landing. Transfers to St. Charles Avenue and Tulane Avenue Belts.

  • Napoleon Avenue Line.

    — Starts at corner of St. Charles and Napoleon Avenue, and run out the avenue to the river. Returns by same route. Transfers to and from St. Charles and Tulane Belts, up or down town, at inter- section of St. Charles Belt.

  • Prytania Line.

    — Direct to Picayune and other newspaper offices, City Library, Memorial Hall, Howard Library, Margaret Monument, passing Lee Monument and thence through a magnificent residence section to Audubon Park. Starts on Canal, near Carondolet; runs by Camp to Prytania, to Joseph, to Hurst, to Audubon Park. Returns to Canal Street by same route.

  • Magazine Line.

    — Direct to Lafayette Square, Memorial Hall, City and Howard Library and Stuyvesant Docks. Starts on Canal and Basin Streets-; runs by Canal to Camp, to OKI Camp, to Magazine, to Louisiana Avenue, to Laurel, to Audubon Park. Returns by Laurel, to Valmont, to Constance, to Louisiana Avenue, to Canal, to starting point.

  • Coliseum Line.

    — Louisville and Nashville Depot. Direct to Audubon Park, Carrollton and Southport. Starts on Canal, at Louisville and Nashville Depot, runs by Canal to Carondelet, to Clio, to Coliseum, to Felicity, to Chestnut, to Louisiana Avenue, to Magazine, to Broadway, to Maple, to Carrollton Avenue. Returns by Carrollton Avenue, to Maple, to Broadway, to Magazine, to Calliope, to St. Charles, to Canal, to starting point.

  • Henry Clay Avenue.

    — Starts on Canal, near Levee; runs out Canal to Carondelet, to St. Andrew, to Brainard, to Baronne, to Louisiana Avenue, to Camp, to Henry Clay Avenue; transfers to Audubon Park and Carrollton. Returns by Henry Clay Avenue* to Coliseum, to Louisiana Avenue, to Dryades, to Julia, to St. Charles, to Canal, to starting point Transfers to Coliseum line for points beyond Henry Clay Avenue; also to Villere line on Canal Street for down town points. Runs by Louisville and Nashville Depot.

  • Dryades and Ferry Line.

    — Direct to Ferry Landing- at Canal Street; passing Union Depot. Starts at Canal Street Ferry Landing; runs out Canal Street to St. Charles, to Lee Circle, to Howard Avenue, to Dryades, to St. Andrew, to Baronne, to Eighth. Returns by Rampart, to Philip, to Dryades, to Felicity, to Rampart, to Canal, to ferry at foot of Canal Street.

  • Peters Avenue Line.

    — Passes Illinois Central, Yazoo and Mississippi Valley, Southern Pacific and Louisville & Nashville Depots. Starts on Canal, near Levee, runs out Canal to South Rampart, to Calliope, to Franklin, to Jackson Avenue, to Freret, to Louisiana Avenue, to Dryades, to Peters Avenue, out Peters Avenue to Magazine, to Arabella Barn. Returns by Constance, to Peters -Avenue, to Dryades, to Dufossat, to Baronne, to Louisiana Avenue, to Howard, to Jackson Avenue, to Franklin, to Calliope, to Dryades, to Canal, to starting point. Transfers to Coliseum line for Audubon Park and points beyond.

Annunciation Line.

— Passes St. Charles Hotel, Lee Monument, Margaret Statue and Cotton Press District. Starts on Canal, near the Levee; runs out Canal to Carondelet, to Clio, to Coliseum, to Erato, to Annunciation, to Toledano, to Tchoupitoulas . Returns by Toledano to Tchoupitoulas, to Race, to Annunciation, to Erato, to Camp, to Calliope, to St. Charles, to Canal, to starting point. Transfers to Tchoupitoulas line for Stuyvesant Dock, Audubon Park and Carrollton.

South Peters Line.

— Starts on Canal at Camp; runs by Canal to Tchoupitoulas, to Annunciation, to Toledano, to Tchoupitoulas; transfers to Audubon Park cars. Returns by Toledano, to Chippewa, to Race, to Annunciation, to Howard Avenue, to South Peters, to Canal, to starting point at Camp Street Tchoupitoulas Line. Direct to Stuyvesant Docks, giving five view of shipping district and levees. Starts on Canal at Camp; runs by Canal to Tchoupitoulas, to Audubon Park. Returns by Tchoupitoulas to South Peters, to Canal, to Camp. Transfers to Peters Avenue and Coliseum lines.

New Orleans and Jefferson Line.

— This is a new line recently constructed, and traverses the upper section of the city. It is operated as a crosstown line. Starting at the river, on Napoleon Avenue, and out via Washington and Carrollton Avenue to Half-way House and Cemeteries, where close connections are made for West End and City Park. Transfers to Carondelet line.

Southport Line.

— Connects the St. Charles and Tulane Belt Lines with Upper Carrollton and Southport, giving a fine view of the great levee system, along the Mississippi above the city proper, where these immense embankments tower above all the surrounding country. This route has been nicknamed the "Klondyke Route."

Downtown Lines.

Levee and Barracks Line.

— Direct to French Market, U. S. Mint and N. 0. and Northeastern Depots Starts on Canal Street, opposite the United States Customhouse; runs by Canal to North Peters, to Lafayette Avenue, to Chartres Street, to Poland, to Rampart; transfers to Dauphine Line for United States Barracks. Returns by Poland to Royal, to Lafayette Avenue, to North Peters, to Canal, to starting point.

Dauphine Line.

— Direct line to Ursuline Convent, United States barracks, Slaughter House, and all extreme down town points; also to Queen and Crescent, Pontchartrain and Shell Beach Railroad Depots. Starts at foot of Canal Street; runs by Canal to Rampart, to Esplanade Avenue, to Dauphine, to Flood, to North Peters, to the Slaughter House. Returns by North Peters to Delery, to Dauphine, to Poland, to Rampart, to Canal to starting point, transfers at intersection of Esplanade Avenue for esplanade Belt.

Esplanade Avenue

and French Market Line.

— Direct to Jackson Square Cathedral and . French Mark-t. Starts on Canal Street, opposite the United States Custom-house; runs to North Peters, to French Market, to Esplanade Avenue, to Villere Street; transfers here to Esplanade Avenue car for Bayou St; John and City Park. Returns from Villere by same route to starting point.

Claiborne Line.

— Direct to old French Cemeteries. Starts on Canal, near the Levee; runs by Canal to Claiborne Avenue, to Elysian Fields, to St. Claude, to Lafayette Avenue. Returns by Urquhart to Elysian Fields, to Claiborne, to Canal, to starting point.

Villere Line.

— Direct to St. Roch's Chapel and Cemetery. Starts on Canal near Levee; runs by Canal to Villere, to Lafayette Avenue, to St. Claude. Returns by same route. This route is the most convenient to St. Roch's Cemetery and Chapel. Transfers to Canal and Esplanade Belt lines, and Henry Clay Avenue and Peters Avenue lines.

Broad Street Line.

— Starts on Canal, near Camp; runs by Canal to Dauphine, to Broad, to Laharpe, to Gentilly Road; transfers for Fair Grounds. Returns by Bayou Road, to Broad, to St. Peter, to Burgundy, to Canal, to starting point. Transfers to Henry Clay Avenue and Peters Avenue lines on Canal Street.

Bayou St. John Line.

— Starts on Canal Street, near Camp; runs by Canal to Dauphine, to Dumaine, to Bayou St. John, to Grand Route St. John, to Sauvage, to Fair Grounds. Returns by Sauvage to Grand Route St. John, to Bayou Road, to Broad, to Ursulines, to Burgundy, to Canal, to starting point. Transfers to Henry Clay Avenue and Peters Avenue lines on Canal Street.

Up and Downtown Lines.

Clio Line.

— Direct to Union Depot and French Opera House. Starts on Elysian Fields, at Decatur; runs out Elysian Fields to Royal, to Canal, to Lee Circle and Howard Avenue, to Rampart, to Clio, to Magnolia. Returns by Erato to Carondelet, to Canal, to Bourbon (passing French Opera House en route), to Esplanade Avenue, to Decatur, to Elysian Fields.

Carondelet Line.

— Direct to French Opera House. Passes City Hall and Cathedral. Starts on Louisa Street, near Chartres; runs out Louisa to Royal, to Canal, to Lee Circle, to Howard Avenue, to Baronne, to Philip, to Carondelet, to Napoleon Avenue. Returns by Carondelet to Canal, to Bourbon (passing French Opera House), to Esplanade, to Decatur, to Elysian Fields, to Chartres, to Louisa (passing Queen and Crescent Depot). Transfers to Orleans and Jefferson lines.

West End Railroad.

West End Line.

— Starts on Canal, near Baronne; runs by Canal to the Cemeteries and Half-way House, along the New Basin Canal to West End, along Lake Pontchartrain. This line is equipped with modern electric express trains. The route is one of the most beautiful suburban trips that New Orleans offers. The cars return over the same route.

The Last Hule Car Line.

Algiers and Gretna Line.

— Starts in Algiers, from First and Second District Ferry Landings; runs by Bouny to Pelican Avenue, to Powder, to Opelousas Avenue, to Brooklyn Avenue, to Periander, to the river, along the river to upper line of Gretna, along upper line to First Street, to Copernicus Avenue, near Jefferson Avenue Ferry. Returns by same route. Steam Lines.

Spanish Fort Line.

— Starts on North Basin, at Canal Street; runs by North Basin and Bienville Streets to St. Patrick Street, to Metairie Road and the City Park, and by Orleans Avenue and the Lake shore to Spanish Fort. Returns by the same route.

Pontchartrain Railroad Line.

— Starts on Elysian Fields Avenue, near Decatur; runs out Elysian Fields Avenue direct to Milneburg and Old Lake. Ferries Crossing the Mississippi, New Orleans has an excellent system of ferries, that ply between the city proper and the suburb of Algiers, or rather the Fifth Municipal District It will be seen from the subjoined list that communication with Algiers may be had from every section of New Orleans.

The First District Ferry runs from ferry house, at foot of Canal Street, to Algiers.

The Third District Ferry runs from ferry house, at foot of Esplanade Avenue, to Algiers.

The Fourth District Ferry runs from ferry house, at foot of Jackson Avenue, to Gretna.

The Sixth District Ferry runs from ferry house, at foot of Louisiana Avenue, to Harvey's Canal.

The Richard Street Ferry runs from Richard Street to Freetown. Besides these ferries there are three licensed skiffs that run respectively from Upperline, from Carrollton and from the Barracks to Algiers.

Steam Railroad Depots

Trunk Lines.

—The Illinois Central, the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley and the Southern Pacific Railroads have their passenger depot at the Union Depot, on South Ram- part Street, corner of Howard Avenue. The Clio and Peters Avenue cars pass directly in front of the depot. The Dryades car passes within one square.

The Louisville and Nashville Depot is at the head of Canal Street. Most of the cars in the city pass near by.

The Queen and Crescent or Northeastern Railroad Depot is located at the head of Peters Street, on the river. The Levee and Barracks car and the Carondelet furnish the most convenient routes.

The Texas and Pacific Railroad Depot is on the river bank, at the head of Terpsichore Street. The Tchoupitoulas car will bring the visitor within three squares of the depot.

The Pontchartrain Depot is on Elysian Fields Street, not far from the river, and is reached by the Rampart and Dauphine cars, the Clio and the "Carondelet.

The Shell Beach Depot is on Elysian Fields Avenue, corner of St. Claude Street. The New Orleans and Western Railroad uses the same depot. The Spanish Fort Depot is at the corner of Canal and Basin Streets.

The Picayune's Guide to New Orleans, 1904
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