A Research Design for Archaeological Investigations and Architectural Evaluations within the Proposed Upper Site, New Lock and Connecting Channels, Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans, Louisiana
Final rept. 1989-1991,
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE MUSEUM OF GEOSCIENCE
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This report assesses impacts to National Register and potential National Register properties in the vicinity of the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans. Impacts might result from modification to the canal. Geomorphology and the natural setting are reviewed. Prehistoric and historic period culture histories are presented. Detailed information is presented concerning the Ursuline Convent, the Jourdan Brick Yard, and late-nineteenth- century residential development. A research design for archaeological test excavations is based on the above. Three bridges that may be impacted are evaluated. Two of these, the St. Claude and Florida Avenue Bridges, are recommended eligible for the NRHP because they are Strauss Bascule Bridges. This report presents an overview of the geology and geomorphology of the project area, summarizes the environmental setting, summarizes the prehistory of southeastern Louisiana, discusses the growth and development of New Orleans, and presents a detailed history of land use from the 1720s through the 1920s. Also presented is an evaluation of three bridges that may be impacted by project construction.
- Humanities and History