Central City New Orleans

Establishment

Settlement and speculative development period

1830 - 1895

New Basin Canal

1832 - 1950

St. Charles Ave streetcar line established

1833

S&WB implement drainage program

1899

Screw Pump Invented

1913

Ponchartrain Expressway Built

1955

Immigration

Irish and German Immigration

1820 - 1860

Eastern European Jewish Immigration

1890 - 1930

Community

Dryades Street Commercial Corridor Thriving

1830 - 1970

Dryades Market constructed

1849

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Built

1872

Dryades YMCA Founded

1905 - Present

Flint-Goodridge Hospital

1911 - 1983

Anshe Sfard Synogogue Built

1926

Magnolia Projects (CJ Peete)

1941 - 2008

Calliope Projects (BW Cooper)

1941 - Present

Dr. Martin Luther King Speaks at New Zion Baptist Church

1957

Dryades Street Boycott

1960

Melpomene Projects (Guste)

1964 - Present

Area begins to decline

1969

First Super Sunday Parade

1969

Central City Renaissance Alliance Established

2003 - Present

Harmony Oaks Development

2009 - Present

Preservation

St. Charles Ave Streetcar added to National Register

1973

Handelman Building added to NRHP

1980

National Historic District Status

july 1982 - Present

Dryades Street renamed OC Haley Blvd

1989

OC Haley Main Street Program Established

2006

Magnolia Projects Demolished

2008