18 Photos - Jul 29, 2013
Photo: Color postcard of swimming pool, tennis facilities at City Park.  At upper right, the first block of Park Blvd.  The roundabout is still there, and what was the building for swimmers is now for art exhibits.Photo: 28 July 2013.  Last three houses on Park Blvd., looking south.Photo: 28 July 2013.  Last three houses on Park Blvd., looking southwest.Photo: 28 July 2013.  Last two houses on Park Blvd., looking west.  The big white house is surely earlier than WW I.  New foundation pillars can do wonders.  The black railings and the sky blue veranda ceilings are practically universal right now.Photo: 28 July 2013.  The little partial lot and the new "classy" gate to the condominiums (a decade ago, just some ratty student apartments).Photo: 28 July 2013.  And across the street (looking south towards LSU) we see the City Park sign and the tennis courts with their building.Photo: 28 July 2013.  The tapering sliver that is all that alludes to the Park median.  At right, behind the bus stop bench, the little WW I memorial and behind it one of the condo units.Photo: 28 July 2013.  Park Place Condominiums: the front block and two or three more such blocks descending into the hollow (which has yet to see a flood... It may have been engineered to handle one).Photo: 28 July 2013.Photo: 28 July 2013.  Now looking NW, from median.Photo: 28 July 2013.Photo: 28 July 2013.Photo: 28 July 2013.  This angle shows the sky blue ceilings very plainly.Photo: 28 July 2013.Photo: 28 July 2013.Photo: 28 July 2013.  The fourth house, almost done.Photo: 28 July 2013.  The house at the corner of Terrace, barely begun.  This is really a nice house if you like stucco; I remember it from 25 years ago.  Google Satellite fully zoomed shows blue sheeting from recent hurricane major roof damage--but that won't prevent renovation now.Photo: 28 July 2013.  The Terrace street side of the corner house; I promise you, the house is there and not in very bad shape, either.