Pictures 11.5-1 and 11.5-2.

Cars 854 and 829 working the Gentilly line approach Canal Street on Royal.  The 854 is in the 300 block in March 1948, and 829 is at Iberville around 1946.  Notice the multitude of large signs advertising the various businesses.  The upper photo features signs for Zula Fricks Old Button Shoppe at 309 Royal, and Mervin G. Morais Antiques [and] Jewelry at 313 Royal.  Notable establishments in the lower photo are the Hotel Monteleone at the right, a four-star hotel still in business today, and Solari's, a well known restaurant that was in business from 1868 to 1965.  The more modest businesses seen here, such as the Kit Kat Restaurant at left and Leon's Art & Gift Shop at right in the lower picture, are typical of the kinds of stores that come and go in the Vieux Carré. — Elliott Kahn photo, collection of J. G. Lachaussee (upper)



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