Notes from the Field: New Orleans

Posted on: November 23rd, 2007 by Walter Gallas 1 Comment

City Park Carousel, New OrleansI attended a reception at City Park this past Friday evening for donors who had supported the repair of its 101-year-old carousel and pavilion. A permanent plaque was unveiled which included acknowledgment of the National Trust and the Mitchell and Favrot funds. The plaque sits immediately below the one which is a brass image of the 1989 National Preservation Award recognizing the earlier restoration of the carousel. The carousel is operating again just in time for City Park’s Celebration in the Oaks, a beloved holiday tradition which begins this week. The Favrots and Mitchells visited the carousel in May when they were here, and saw the work underway. Now, it’s complete.

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One Response

  1. doctorj

    November 24, 2007

    I went to Celebration in the Oakes last night and the carousel was the highlight of the evening. The bright lights and familes laughing brought hope that the city of my heart was indeed healing. My grandfather bought us to the carousel when we were small and it is wonderful to know that new memories can now be forming a new. It was a joyous evening. Thank you!