History of New Orleans Volume 2 John Smith Kendall

ISBN: 9781230861579

Published: September 12th 2013

Paperback

214 pages


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History of New Orleans Volume 2  by  John Smith Kendall

History of New Orleans Volume 2 by John Smith Kendall
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 214 pages | ISBN: 9781230861579 | 8.46 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...for the wintersMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.

Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...for the winters strenuous labors. This was the element to which the hotels and restaurants catered. It was the custom to lodge at the hotels, but to eat at one or another of the countless restaurants which lined the thoroughfares opening into Canal- for St. Charles, while the chief center, was not the only street which boasted its long line of attractive eating-houses. Day boarders, too, were numerous at the hotels.

It is said that several hundred outsiders dined every day at the St. Charles. In addition to the St. Charles, the great hotels of the city included the Verandah and the St. Louis. To a later period belonged the City Hotel, which stood on the corner of Camp and Common, where Baldwins hardware store was subsequently erected.

The Verandah occupied a fine location diagonally opposite to the St. Charles, on the corner of St. Charles and Common. It was erected soon after its more famous neighbor, and cost $300,000. For a time it served as a sort of annex to the St. Charles. It was designed by its proprietor, R. O. Pritchard, as a family hotel. It was completed in May, 1838. It received its name from the fact that it was furnished on the outside with a balcony which projected over the sidewalk, and was a delightful place of resort for the guests, at the same time that it protected pedestrians from sunshine and rain as they hurried to and fro along the busy streets.

The Verandah had its own special attraction. This was the great dining room, said to be the most elaborately decorated apartment of the kind in America at that time. The ceilings and walls were handsomely frescoed by Canova, nephew of the celebrated sculptor of that name. It was also adorned with some fine statuary. In the course of time the Verandah came...



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