Cultural Resource Survey and Testing of the East Jefferson Parish Levee Gap Closure, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA
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This report presents the results of archeological survey and testing of a 15.2 x 285 m 1.1 ac project area situated in southwestern Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Field work was conducted for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Now Orleans District, prior to planned construction of a levee gap closure along the JeffersonSt. Charles Parish boundary. Field work consisted of pedestrian survey augmented by the systematic excavation of 48 shovel tests. During survey, one previously unrecorded archeological site, Universal Match sits 16JE219, was identified within the project area. This site consisted of remains associated with an early twentieth century house, and a contemporaneous train depot for the Orleans-Kenner Electric Railway Company. Two 1 x 1 m excavation units were placed within the site. Based on data collected during survey, it is apparent that the site has been damaged extensively it lacks both archeological integrity and research potential. The site does not possess the quality of significance, as defined by National Register of Historic Places criteria. No additional testing of the Universal Match site 16JE219 is recommended.
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