Picture 7-3.

The Jackson and Freret streetcar lines shared double track on Dryades Street between Howard and Jackson Avenues.  Here we see car 916 outbound (upbound) on Dryades, waiting to turn to its left into Jackson for the trip to the river, May 6, 1947.  The White bus at the right, heading in the opposite direction, is on the Freret line, which had gone to buses temporarily on December 1, 1946 while trolley coach overhead wires were erected; some of those wires can be seen in this picture.  On May 19, Jackson will also go temporarily to buses, pending conversion to trolley coaches in October. Elliott Kahn photo, collection of J. G. Lachaussee


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