A Photographic Tour of Faubourg Marigny

1. Esplanade Avenue serves as the border between Marigny and the French Quarter. During the 19th century it functioned as a “millionaires row” for the Creole section of the city.

2. Esplanade Avenue

3. Today’s Cajun Seafood at the intersection of Rampart Street, St. Bernard Avenue and McShane Place.

4. Poboy history History has it that the po-boy was invented by the Martin brothers, Benny and Clovis, to feed striking streetcar drivers in New Orleans in 1929.

According to an account on the website of the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, Benny Martin once said: “We fed those men free of charge until the strike ended. Whenever we saw one of the striking men coming, one of us would say, ‘Here comes another poor boy.’”

It is true that the Martin brothers wrote a letter, addressed to the striking drivers and printed in at least one local newspaper, in which they promised to feed the men. “Our meal is free to any members of Division I94,” they wrote, omitting any description of what that meal might be.

5. Robert Fresh Market reopened its Marigny store 12 years after Hurricane Katrina forced its closure. Located at St. Claude and Elysian Fields avenues, the $9.5 million development features the 26,000 square foot grocery store with additional space for as many as seven tenants.


7. Named after a former Confederate general and governor of Louisiana, Francis T. Nicholls High School opened as a segregated white institution in 1940. During the 1990s, it was renamed Frederick Douglass Senior High School. In 2010, it became KIPP Renaissance High School, a public charter school under the management of KIPP New Orleans School.

8. Opening to much fanfare in 2011, the New Orleans Healing Center is located in a former bargain furniture warehouse on St. Claude Avenue. Essentially a mini-mall with a mission of holistic sustainability and synergy, the Healing Center is home to a grocery co-op, a yoga studio, a coffee shop, a performance hall, a restaurant, community meeting spaces, and a voodoo shop.

9. Inside the New Orleans Healing Center

10. Open since 1875, the St. Roch Market was a part of a network of public markets across the city that closed after Hurricane Katrina. In 2012, the market reopened as a food hall with $3.7 million into public subsidies.

11. A look inside St. Roch Market