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Archives Month 2022: What Once Was-Pontchartrain Beach and Maison Blanche

There are many businesses that have come and gone in New Orleans, but there are a select few that have fixed themselves into fabric of the city. Last week, we featured three of these memorable locations: K&B, Schwegmann Brothers Giant Supermarkets, and McKenzie’s Pastry Shoppes. In our fourth blog celebrating National Archives Month, the Office…

What Once Was: K&B Drug Stores, Schwegmann Brothers Giant Super Markets, and McKenzie’s Pastry Shoppes

There are many businesses that have come and gone in New Orleans throughout its 304 year history, but there are a select few that have seared themselves into fabric of the city. These businesses may be gone today, but they are far from forgotten. In our third blog celebrating National Archives Month, the Office of…

Archives Month 2022-Historic Places of Worship in New Orleans: Historic St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, Historic Second Baptist Church, and Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church

The French and Spanish influences throughout the history of New Orleans cause many to associate New Orleans cultural practices with Catholicism, as many of the cultural celebrations that occur in the city are deeply rooted in Catholic religious practices. One only has to look as far as the city’s world-renowned Mardi Gras celebrations prior to…

Archives Month 2022-Historic Places of Worship in New Orleans: First African Baptist Church, St. Augustine Catholic Church, and Touro Synagogue

The French and Spanish influences throughout the history of New Orleans cause many to associate New Orleans cultural practices with Catholicism, as many of the cultural celebrations that occur in the city are deeply rooted in Catholic religious practices. One only has to look as far as the city’s world-renowned Mardi Gras celebrations prior to…

Historic Women Educators in New Orleans

The records of the Clerk of Civil District Court’s Office, which date back to the 1700s, represent the rich history of New Orleans and its diverse communities. Our archives can be used for property, family history, architectural, and landscaping research. In 1987, the United States Congress designated the month of March to be Women’s History…

The Mardi Gras Indians

The records of the Clerk of Civil District Court’s Office, which date back to the 1700s, represent the rich history of New Orleans and its diverse communities. Our archives can be used for property, family history, architectural, and landscaping research. When one thinks of New Orleans, one of the first things that comes to mind…

Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club

The records of the Clerk of Civil District Court’s Office, which date back to the 1700s, represent the rich history of New Orleans and its diverse communities. Our archives can be used for property, family history, architectural, and landscaping research. When one thinks of New Orleans, one of the first things that comes to mind…

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