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Glad-U-Kum: 1910

Glad-U-Kum: 1910

April 1910. "Scottish Rite Cathedral, New Orleans." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ancestral home of First United Methodist Church

The structure was built in 1851, originally as the Carondelet Methodist Episcopal Church, sometimes called "the Edward McGehee Church" in honor of Judge Edward McGehee, who donated the land and most of the funding to build it.

The structure became the Scottish Rite Temple in 1906.

Transom?

I'm glad to see the building is still there and the largest part of the stained-glass window is still intact, but I wonder why they would have taken out the transom!

Red Light District

Not quite. It's in the Central Business District, a few blocks from the French Quarter.

"The nickname Storyville was in reference to city alderman Sidney Story, who wrote the legislation setting up the district. It was bounded by Iberville, Basin, St. Louis, and N. Robertson streets. Most of this former district is now occupied by the Iberville Housing Projects, two blocks inland from the French Quarter."

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Storyville

Still active

Located at 619 Carondelet Street, this building is still home to an active Scottish Rite body. Looks like the Shriners were meeting there in 1910.

Greek Architecture

Love the Ionic Order style of the capitals. Nice details on the cornice too.

Still there

Looks pretty good for its age too. Stained glass window here.

Glad-U-Kum

I'm assuming this was located in the famous Red Light district of New Orleans, Storyville.

 
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