Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children: . . . and Other Streets of New Orleans! by John Chase
Few cities can boast such numerous, strange-sounding, regal, and historic street names as New Orleans.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.62(w) x 8.31(h) x (d)|
About the Author
New Orleans born and educated, John Churchill Chase studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts before returning to his city of birth, it being better suited for "living purposes." He lived on Music Street, not named, he used to say, because his children used to take lessons and practice on the piano every day. During his life, Chase was the number one authority on the streets' histories, in fact, on much of New Orleans history. He was frequently contacted by the city before a street name was changed, though many were changed anyway.