Thursday, March 15, 2012
But it was the verso that attracted my attention, a handwritten note dated less than a week after "Black Tuesday," 29 October 1929. The inscription reads, "Philip Johnson/Jackson St. & High Way Kenner/Will work 10 acres across canal/where Ames Williams shack/burned down free 1st year/after that $7.00 per acre a year."
Images above from S.P. Lafaye, draftsman. Projected Plan of Pailet-Subdivision-Pailet/In Rear of The City of Kenner, LA. New Orleans, La: 15 May 1925. Guy Seghers Office Records, "City of Kenner, Jefferson Parish (East), Southeastern Architectural Archive, Special Collections Division, Tulane University Libraries.