Archeological Monitoring, Jackson to Thalia Street Floodwall (Phase 3). Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Final rept. 1991-1993,
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This report presents the results of archeological monitoring of the Jackson to Thalia Street Floodwall Phase III pre-construction inspection trench in Orleans Parish. The trench was located on the east river side of New Orleans City Squares 22B and 23B, adjacent to the present-day railroad corridor along the Mississippi River. Prior to the 1800s, this area was within the Mississippi River channel but land has been gradually forming here due to deposition. During 1987, similar monitoring was conducted in this same area which was designated 16OR117. At that time, horizontal beams and supporting posts were interpreted as possible remains of an historic wharf. This report documents similar features at the same depth, and indicates that these are modern and are not associated with a former wharf. The report also discusses late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century artifacts recovered from two pockets of trash within the trench. Finally, the report describes architectural features associated with a late-nineteenth ice factory that was formerly located at the site. Because of disturbance and lack of research potential, the report recommends that 16OR117 should not be considered eligible or potentially eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.... Archeology, New Orleans, Wharfs, Ice manufacturing, Historic archeology, Nineteenth century.
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