Gina went to City Hall and sent me a picture of a map.
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Gina took this picture of. map of my neighborhood in 1893 while researching lot boundaries for her studio project. Interesting to me, there was a stable out back, and some kind of shed at what's now the end of the driveway. Actually more interesting are the street name changes. I wonder why that happened. Pontalba is now Alhambra Street, and Hancock is St. Maurice.
I looked in the book Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children, a pop history of anecdotes about the naming of New Orleans streets, hoping for an explanation. Alas, the story isn't that interesting:
Bonus shot of Buddy: