The warehouse district is a subdistrict of the New Orleans Central Business District that is situated within the boundaries of Poydras Street to Howard Avenue and St. Charles Avenue to Tchoupitoulas. It is adjacent to the Lower Garden District, Downtown and is a short walk away from the infamous French Quarter.
A former industrial area that fell on hard times, New Orleans’ Warehouse District now thrives as the “SoHo of the South” with a large concentration of galleries, museums, cafes, music clubs and condominium buildings. Revitalization began in the mid-1970s with the opening of the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, which paved the way for other cultural organizations, most notably the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the National World War II Museum. These prime Warehouse District meeting venues are popular with groups of all kinds.