Jack Gillespie


Preservation in Print

Gentilly Fest kicks off New Orleans’ fall festival season with historic neighborhood celebration on Oct. 6-8

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Preservation in Print

Tremé Fest celebrates historic neighborhood on Oct. 21 and raises funds for St. Augustine Church repairs

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This day in history: New Orleans Free Market opens at the base of Canal Street in 1861

On August 16, 1861, the New Orleans Free Market opened at the base of Canal Street. In April of that …

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This day in history: Louis Armstrong born in 1901

On Aug. 4, 1901, Louis Daniel Armstrong was born in New Orleans. Armstrong, who would go on to become arguably …

Advocacy

Pete Fountain’s childhood home moves closer to landmark status

The childhood home of late clarinetist Pete Fountain has officially been nominated for city landmark status. On Wednesday (Aug. 2), …

Advocacy

Pete Fountain’s childhood home to be considered for city landmark status after years of neglect

On Wednesday, the Historic District Landmarks Commission will consider designating Pete Fountain’s childhood home as a city landmark. The nomination …

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This day in history: Robert Charles killed by a white mob in 1900

On July 27, 1900, Robert Charles was killed by a white mob during a campaign of racial terror that would …

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On this day in history: Lee Harvey Oswald fired from Magazine Street coffee plant

On this day in 1963, a worker at the Wm. B. Reily & Co. coffee plant (pictured here) was fired. …

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This day in history: road construction in 1926

Even 97 years ago, New Orleanians couldn’t escape road construction. This photo, taken on this day (July 14) in 1926, …

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This day in history: streetcar operators strike in New Orleans

On this day in 1929, more than 1,000 streetcar operators in New Orleans who were members of the Amalgamated Association …

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Emancipation in New Orleans: exploring historic sites of liberation

Discover the full history of New Orleans with this list of historic places that played a pivotal role in the …