7th Ward Haiku

“Where oak trees grew”

Parades, bands, costumes
A two piece popeye’s double
Underneath the bridge

 

Peter Boutte, author

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Homer Plessy Protests

Homer Plessy Community School is one of several schools in our area that held walkouts Wednesday as part of National Walkout Day.

Students brought out balloons, gave speeches, read poetry, sang and chanted.

Kindergarten through 6th-grade students participated. The discussions regarding gun violence were coordinated with a school counselor, to make sure they’re appropriate for each class.

 

 

‘Children have the power’: Homer Plessy students stage walkout, singing and chanting for peace

Ironwork: Gate detail 529 Dumaine

This gate may have jumpstarted my decision to map the ironwork in the Quarter. I don’t think the gold detail was there when I first noticed this gate (although I may be wrong) but I was startled when I saw the Pontalba scroll on this other building. I am doing research on the commercial history of Jackson Square and know that the Baroness lived near to Jackson Square while she built the Pontalbas, and I wonder if this might be where she lived.  I’ll post when more information comes my way..529Dumaine4529Dumaine3529Dumaine2529Dumaine!