Mar 7, 2010

endangered modernism

New Orleans doesn't seem to have much great 20th century architecture...or even good, but there are some interesting buildings still left.


Canal Street. It's a prettier building than this photo shows. It's been abandoned for a while now. It used to be a car dealership (?) I believe, in the 1960s.



There are a number these deco houses around. Living there, I think, would be like living on a ocean liner....complete with water line.



Old gas station near my home.Seems it's on the way to being destroyed. Note the
Blue Plate Mayo Factoryin the background.

6 comments:

Margaret said...

If I lived near the Blue Plate Mayo place I'd stand there every day with my fold-over heel, letting the mayo ooze out of the corners of my mouth watching the $8.24/hourly wage workers troup in and out. And I'd have a shopping cart full of...you guessed it...day old heels.

jason said...

ah, miss margaret, I'm afraid
you'd have to go back in time for that lovely fantasy. The mayo has been dry for decades now. Sad.

Margaret said...

Sadly, I've been dry for decades, too.

Colleen said...

Oh noez! I can lives in the pink gas station? Demolishing that would be a crime.

Mr. Bluehaunt said...

I love moderne....

NatureJockk said...

These are interesting.


Certainly City hall is not.I saw on WWL TV a week ago that the Historical Society wants to preserve the City Hall.