|The Old Public Markets
|Above and at top of the page, Claiborne Market, situated in the neutral ground of Claiborne Avenue, at what is now Tulane Avenue. The Claiborne Market was built in 1871 and demolished in 1931. These two photos were taken between the late 1800's-early 1900's.|
|Prytania Market - Above, the old market on Prytania Street, between Upperline and Lyons Streets, 1915; below, the new market, 1940's. The location is the same, but some of the shotgun houses to the left have been replaced by the time the new market was constructed. The building with chimney in the distance below, to the right, is McDonogh No. 6 School. In 1982, the school was turned into a condominum.|
|Dryades Market - Located on Dryades at Melpomene Street; the photo above was taken in 1943, during WWII, when the market was used as a WAAC Induction Center; photos below were taken in the late 1940's.|
|Keller Market - 1800 block of Magnolia Street, above and below, after WPA renovation.|
|Free Market - I don't have any information about this market's history or location.|
|C. N. Maestri Market - This market was located at Orleans Avenue and Broad Street; it was one of only a few new markets built from the ground up by the WPA; photo above is from early 1940's; below, 1938.|
|Annunciation Market - located in the 1100 block of Annunciation Street; photo ca. 1941. Otto
Bangs, Jr. wrote to say that from 1922-1930, this was the site of Bangs and Son Meat Market.
He shared photos that were taken during that time. To see the photos, click HERE & HERE
|Lautenschlaeger Market - The old market was demolished; the newly completed building is pictured above in 1938; it was located in the 1900 block of Burgundy Street.|
|This is the public market on Rampart Street, but I'm not sure if that was its name; picture is from 1941.|
|Lebreton Market - This market was located in the 1400 block of North Dorgenois Street; renovated by the WPA; photo is ca. 1950.|
|Above, Zengel Market - Below, the Ewing Market The two buildings are obviously the same design and both pictures were taken in 1941. They were probably built by the WPA.
See below for more info.
|The link to this page is:
The Old Public Markets - Page One
Many of the photos on the Old Market pages are courtesy
of the Library of Congress
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|A website visitor, Tom, wrote to say that the Zengel Market was on Piety and Burgundy Streets and, later, another visitor, Robert, sent a current Google street view photo of the Zengel Market building and, also, one of the Ewing Market building. The Ewing Market was at 5500 Magazine Street, now the home of a dress shop. The Zengel building hasn't done as well, it's currently abandoned. Many thanks to Tom and Robert for sharing.|
|Current views of Ewing Market (left) and Zengel Market (right).|