BOUNDARIES

A subdistrict of the Central City/Garden District Area, its boundaries are: St. Charles Avenue to the north, 1st Street to the east, Magazine Street to the south and Toledano Street to the west. The Garden District Association defines the boundaries as both sides of Carondelet Street, Josephine Street, both sides of Louisiana Avenue, and Magazine Street.

HISTORY

The Garden District was originally developed with only a couple of houses per block, each surrounded by a large garden, giving the district its name. The neighborhood was originally developed in the mid to late 19th century and is considered one of the best-preserved collections of historic southern mansions in the United States. Some of the significant landmarks of the Garden District are the George Washington Cable House, the historic Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and the infamous Commander’s Palace. St. Charles Avenue is renowned for its famous St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line, which runs aside the scenic and attraction filled Audubon Park, which also goes through Uptown.

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