New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Site Of Higgins' Industries at Delgado Trade School
President Dwight D. Eisenhower once referred to the company's founder, Andrew Jackson Higgins, as the "man who won the war for us." Higgins, in turn, recognized the contribution of the Delgado Trades School. He stated, "We can't use ordinary hammer and saw carpenters, but we can use Delgado men." The importance of what Andrew Higgins, the "Delgado men" and the thousands of other Higgins employees accomplished on this site in helping to secure the
Erected 2011 by New Orleans Chapter, NSDAR.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
Location. 29° 59.026′ N, 90° 6.35′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of City Park Avenue and North Anthony Street, on the right when traveling west on City Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 615 City Park Avenue, New Orleans LA 70119, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holt Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Marvin E. Thames (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2015. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.