The “at least one useful thing on every block of Bourbon” list

100-Bourbon House
200-Galatoire’s and the site of “Owen Brennan’s Vieux Carre” Restaurant, the original Brennan’s restaurant (moved to Royal in 1956).
300-Jazz Park resting place and bathrooms at the Royal Sonesta Hotel
400-Still looking
500-Chris Owens (both she and the club) and Ramada bathrooms
600- Pat O’s Courtyard, Michael (waiter at Sammy’s), Court of 2 Sisters Thruway, Congresswoman Lindy Boggs’ home til 2005.
700-Marie Laveau’s Voodoo Shop, Fritzel’s
800-Washing Well, Bourbon Pub, Oz
900-Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop (piano bar), Lafitte’s In Exile, Clover Grill
1000-Postal Emporium/Frame Shop
1100-The Nelly Deli
1200 -2 lovely magnolias over sidewalk
1300-Kingsway Studio, owned by Daniel Lanois in the 1990s as a recording studio for groups such as Emmylou Harris, the Neville Brothers, Pearl Jam, Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., Robbie Robertson, Sheryl Crow, Iggy Pop, Luscious Jackson, Cowboy Mouth, Joe Henry, and Michelle Shocked. Before that, it was the home of Germaine Wells, the original big-hatted French Quarter Easter Parade doyenne and operator of her family’s restaurant Arnaud’s.

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New Orleans resident, writer, activist. Public market consultant.

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