1:00PM SOUTH MARKET DISTRICT RENAISSANCE TOUR
A booming area of downtown revitalization, at the intersection of the Central Business District, Medical District, and the sports/entertainment corridor, the newly named South Market District is experiencing a renaissance placing it squarely in the up-and-coming areas of the city. The tour will explore the historical significance of its location as the edge of the ‘Back of Town’, an historically African American neighborhood known as the birthplace as jazz. We will examine the fascinating mix of adaptive reuse, historic preservation, and new construction in the “Old CBD.” in buildings being developed as apartments, condominiums, hotels, and restaurants. This tour of rapidly transforming South Market will provide a unique snapshot of techniques used to resurrect this district while preserving its historic character. The tour will include a visit to the newly re-opened Pythian Building, an important landmark of the Civil Rights era in New Orleans.
$60.00 Walking Tour
Please call the ACSA office at 202-785-2324 to register.