A Guide to the Historic French Quarter
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Walking through the French Quarter can overwhelm the senses--and the imagination. The experience is much more meaningful with knowledge of the area's colorful history. For instance, the infamous 1890 "separate but equal" legal doctrine justifying racial segregation was upheld by the Louisiana Supreme Court at the Cabildo on Jackson Square. In the mid-twentieth century, a young Lee Harvey Oswald called Exchange Alley home. One of New Orleans' favorite drinks--the sazerac--would not exist if Antoine Peychaud had not served his legendary bitters with cognac from his famous apothecary at 437 Royal. Local author Andy Peter Antippas presents a walking history of the Vieux Carre, one alley, corner and street at a time.
The History Press
: 9781626192805
: The History Press
: 10/29/2013
: Louisiana
: History & Guide
: 60 Black And White
: 144
: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
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Andy P. Antippas is the director of The Street University and Gallery Spaces for the New Orleans Healing Center and owner of Barrister's Art Gallery since 1976. He has lived in New Orleans for more than thirty years and is a former professor of English at Tulane University.
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