Lost New Orleans
By Richard Campanella
A nostalgic journey back in time to visit the lost sites of New Orleans in all their grandeur. Organized chronologically, starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, this book features much-loved New Orleans institutions that failed to stand the test of time, such as grand buildings erected in the Victorian era that were too costly to be refurbished, or movie theaters that the age of television made redundant. Alongside the city’s iconic and much-missed buildings, Lost New Orleans also looks at the industries that have declined or left town. More than 60 losses from 1900 to the present day include the Old French Opera House, New Orleans Cotton Exchange, Old Masonic Temple, Poydras Market, Charity Hospital, Olivier Plantation House, Washington Artillery Hall, Union Railroad Depot, Solari’s Delicatessen, Sugar and Rice Exchange, Godchaux’s, Rivergate Exhibition Hall, and Le Beau House.