Algiers in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Southern Pacific Railroad Yards
Located between Atlantic and Thayer Sts., established in 1853, the S.P.R.R. Yards extended back 22 blocks, at its peak employed 4,000 men. Trains would board a ferry to cross the river and continue their journey from the Pacific coast up the Eastern Seaboard.
Erected by www.algiershistoricalsociety.org.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 29° 57.297′ N, 90° 2.624′ W. Marker is in Algiers, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Patterson Street north of Thayer Street, on the left when traveling south. Located on the Mississippi River Trail, atop the levee. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Verret Plantation (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Naval Station (approx. half a mile away); Olivier Plantation House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Great Fire of Algiers, 1895 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Algiers Courthouse (approx. Duverjé Plantation (approx. 0.7 miles away); Algiers' Dry Docks (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saint Vincent De Paul Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Algiers.
More about this marker. Located on the Mississippi River Trail, a levee top bicycle/walking trail. NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES. Easy Access to this marker is located between Atlantic Ave. and Thayer Street on a levee crossroad.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2019.