Tuesday, June 18, 2013

900 Block Camp Street

We recently came across a series of Camp Street parade photographs from the early twentieth century. They depict streetcars, horse carts, military groups, spectators, bands, residences and stores along the 900 block of Camp Street, directly across from Confederate Memorial Hall. Since the flags are at half staff, we assume a funerary parade, and the commemorative procession for President McKinley seems possible.

The structures located at 900-918 Camp Street -- occupied by Nicholas Radetich's oyster bar and saloon and Lambert Brothers gas fitters, plumbers and electricians -- were demolished prior to the 1906 construction of the Fairbanks Company building (Stone Brothers, architects).

Images above:  Camp Street, circa 1901. Miscellaneous Photographs Collection, Southeastern Architectural Archive, Special Collections Division, Tulane University Libraries.

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