New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Canal Street Historic District
Canal Street has hosted carnival parades for almost 150 years, was the first city street to be illuminated with electric lights in 1882, and was the city’s transportation hub with as many as five streetcar tracks on the neutral ground. Following suburban development in the second half of the 20th century, Canal Street’s role as the city’s primary shopping street changed, but it retained its significance as one of New Orleans grandest streets.
Location. 29° 57.09′ N, 90° 3.976′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Canal Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 423 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker United States Customhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Liberty Place Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Branch Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Birthplace of “Dixie” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gálvez Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bank of Louisiana in New Orleans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bienville Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Conway’s Court (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
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