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Faubourg Marigny or simply Marigny is a neighborhood in the downtown section of New Orleans, Louisiana, just down river from the famous French Quarter. Jump to: navigation, search For information on the events of Hurricane Katrina, see effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. ... French Quarter: upper Chartres street looking down towards Jackson Square and the spires of St. ...


The neigborhood fronts the Mississippi River at the small end of its roughly triangular shape. The upriver boundary with the French Quarter is Esplanade Avenue. The back boundary is North Rampart Street/St. Claude Avenue. The lower boundary, with the Bywater neighborhood, is Press Street. Jump to: navigation, search This page is about the river in the United States; there is also a Canadian Mississippi River (Ontario). ... The Bywater is a neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


Marigny was laid out in the first decade of the 19th century by eccentric Creole millionaire developer Bernard Xavier Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville on land that had been his family plantation just down river from the old city limits of New Orleans. The portion of Marigny closer to the river was built up first; the area on the side of St. Claude Avenue (formerly "Goodchildren Street") away from the river was sometimes called "New Marigny". In the early 19th century, New Marigny was where white Creole gentlemen set up households for their colored mistresses (and their offspring) in the tradition of "plaçage". Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term Creole is used with different meanings in different contexts, which can generate confusion. ... // Forestry plantations A plantation of Douglas-fir in Washington, USA; note the trees of uniform size and planted in straight lines, and the lack of diversity in the ground flora In forestry, plantations of trees are typically grown as an even-aged monoculture for timber production, as opposed to a...


In the 19th century Marigny was the old Third Municipality of New Orleans. A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ...


Wide Elysian Fields Avenue, named after the Champs-Élysées in Paris, was designed to be the main street of the Faubourg Marigny. It was the first street in New Orleans to extend all the way from the riverfront straight to Lake Pontchartrain 5 miles away. In 1830-31 the Pontchartrain Railway was built with tracks down the center of Elysian Fields. The area at the other end of the rail line developed into Milneburg. Marigny's town square, Washington Square, fronts Elysian Fields. Avenue des Champs-Élysées from Place de la Concorde, seen from above the obelisk The Champs-Élysées (pronounced   audio? literally the Elysian fields) is a broad avenue in the French capital Paris. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search Main Street or Main Street America is an almost fanciful, dated reference to the main region of small town/suburban America, since it really no longer exists. ... Map showing Lake Pontchartrain Lake Pontchartrain (local pronunciation ) is a brackish-water lake in southeastern Louisiana. ...


The neighborhood declined badly in the mid 20th century, and the area around Washington Square was nicknamed "Little Angola" (after the prison of that name) for the dangerous criminals there. It came back strongly in the late 20th century. Profiteering around the 1984 World's Fair drove many long term residents from the French Quarter into Marigny. Frenchmen Street developed one of the city's premier collections of live music venues and restaurants, and is a popular destination with music lovers from other parts of the city and knowledgeable out of town visitors in the early 21st century. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Angola is the Louisiana State Penitentiary and is reckoned to be the largest prison in the US with 5,000 inmates—80 per cent of whom are black—and over 1,000 staff. ... for other uses please see Crime (disambiguation) A crime is an act that violates a political or moral law. ... The 1984 Louisiana World Exposition was a Worlds Fair held in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1984. ... Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Music Look up Music on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikisource, as part of the 1911 Encyclopedia Wikiproject, has original text related to this article: Music MusicNovatory: the science of music encyclopedia The Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Distionary, with definitions, pronunciations, examples... Jump to: navigation, search Toms Diner, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to be consumed on the premises. ... Jump to: navigation, search In calendars based on the Christian Era or Common Era, such as the Gregorian calendar, the 21st century is the current century, as of this writing. ...


Marigny is one of the centers for home grown New Orleans Mardi Gras; see Faubourg Marigny Mardi Gras costumes. Jump to: navigation, search Revelers, Frenchmen Street, Faubourg Marigny. ... The Faubourg Marigny neigborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana is one of the most active on Mardi Gras Day, with many elaborate costumers strolling the streets. ...


Notable people from Marigny include jazz composer/musician Jelly Roll Morton and singer Lizzy Miles. Ferdinand BITCH TITS Morton (October 20, 1890 - July 10, 1941) was a virtuoso pianist, a bandleader, and a composer who some call the first true composer of Jazz music. ... Lizzie Miles was the stage name taken by Elizabeth Mary Landreaux (1895 - 1963), an African American singer. ...


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A Brief History (248 words)
Faubourg Marigny is named for the plantation's last owner, Bernard Xavier Phillippe de Marigny de Mandeville (1785-1868).
The Marigny plantation was owned by one of the wealthiest families in the New World.
The charm of the Faubourg Marigny is that it has maintained the atmosphere of a true neighborhood.
Faubourg Marigny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (712 words)
Faubourg Marigny or simply Marigny is a neighborhood in the downtown section of New Orleans, Louisiana, just down river from the famous French Quarter.
Marigny was laid out in the first decade of the 19th century by eccentric Creole millionaire developer Bernard Xavier Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville on land that had been his family plantation just down river from the old city limits of New Orleans.
The official reopening of Marigny was delayed in September and early October by the fact that at first decisions were made to reopen areas by ZIP code, and Marigny shares a ZIP code with more badly damaged areas.
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