Old New Orleans Beer Signs
Several e-friends have shared a PDF-format collection of old New Orleans beer images, photos of signs, breweries, etc.  I've tried to track down the person who put the collection together, so I could credit him/her for these great pictures. They were so good I wanted to share them, not just for the beer signs, but the street scenes in the background.  If you happen to know who put the collection together, I'd appreciate hearing from you.   Nancy
My favorite thing about this one is the proximity of the palm reader
next door .... you could have your palm read and, then, if the news
was bad, you could go next door and have a beer to help you forget. :-)
In the background, the old Dixie Brewery on Tulane Avenue.
St. Clair's Restaurant, S. Carrollton Avenue
The link to this page is:
http://old-new-orleans.com/NO_Signs.html
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Regal Beer truck; Club Kilroy, St. Peter Street
Dixie Beer truck; Elite Restaurant & Bar, S. Rampart Street
Above: Anheuser-Busch Brewery, I believe this was Gravier Street.  During
Prohibition, Anheuser-Busch manufactured soft drinks & ice cream.  Below, signs
read, "Anheuser-Busch Ice Cream, Mendoza's Confectionery & Oyster Saloon."
Above, Falstaff Brewery, Tulane Avenue, 1939; the tall Falstaff sign, shown in the photo on the right, was used in the brewery's heyday to forecast the weather.  The neon letters would be illuminated in various patterns to forecast changes in temperature.  A weatherball was added in 1952 and its color would change to indicate weather conditions.  The brewery had been abandoned for 3 decades, the towering sign rusting into decay, when the complex was rescued and renovated in 2006; it's now the Falstaff Apartments.  A second phase of development is underway, it includes rebuilding of the old Beer Garden.  And, happily, the old Falstaff letters (or reasonable facsimiles) now shine once more in the night sky.
Dixie Brewery, Tulane Avenue; Dixie was still producing beer until the levee failures of 2005 did significant damage to the facility.  Unless a decision's been made that I haven't heard about, the fate of the old brewery is still in doubt.  Unfortunately, it's within the new VA Hospital footprint, but I understand that the Historic District Landmarks Committee of N.O. has nominated the building as a local landmark in an attempt to save it.