Gas lights were first introduced to New Orleans in 1824, and are still in abundant use today. Maybe they are what makes New Orleans?

Girod Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
photographed 10.26.2017

Posted on November 13, 2017, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You may be right. I do associate gas lights with New Orleans although several cities do have gaslight districts.


    • When we lived in New Orleans, in the 1980s, even out in the suburbs people had gaslights in their front yards – folks love ’em.

      I thought I remembered something about the gaslights in the French Quarter being turned off in advance of Hurricane Katrina, but couldn’t find anything online about it. Maybe i made it up…


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