Abandoned New Orleans

Abandoned New Orleans

by Leland Kent


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Often off limits to the public, abandoned photography offers a glimpse into the beautiful urban ruins that are left behind. New Orleans faced a daunting reconstruction after having endured one of the worst storms ever on record in 2005. Hurricane Katrina caused levees to fail, releasing billions of gallons of water throughout New Orleans and surrounding parishes. The catastrophic flooding destroyed or damaged over 200,000 homes and displaced more than 800,000 citizens. Fourteen years after the storm, there are still thousands of abandoned properties across the city. As the neighborhoods rebuild, many historic structures become renovated, demolished, or simply forgotten.

In Abandoned New Orleans, photographer Leland Kent provides an extraordinary look at eight historic and abandoned locations. From a hospital where patients and staff were trapped during the storm, to a long forgotten Nazi internment camp, and the first high school built for African-American students. Each chapter gives an in-depth look at these places accompanied by a gallery of stunning imagery. You can find more of Leland's work at www.abandonedsoutheast.com

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634991155
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/25/2019
Series: America Through Time Series
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 334,671
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

LELAND KENT grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, where his family still resides. He completed a bachelor's degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and later became a self-taught photographer. Leland created a blog, Abandoned Southeast, in 2016 to document and share the urban ruins he has explored. His photos have been featured and can regularly be seen in a variety of worldwide publications. Leland enjoys historical research, road trips, and sharing his finds through his blog. He currently lives in Florida with his wife. Check out more of Leland's work at www.abandonedsoutheast.com.

Table of Contents

1 Charity Hospital 5

2 Camp Algiers 31

3 Market Street Power Plant 38

4 Touro-Shakspeare Home 48

5 Naval Complex 57

6 Booker T. Washington High School 65

7 Six Flags 78

8 Holy Cross School 89

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