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Old Orleans: 1890

Old Orleans: 1890

New Orleans circa 1880s-1890s. "Street in the French Quarter." Take care not to trip on the guttersnipes. 5x7 glass negative by William Henry Jackson. Attribution based on Catalogue of the W.H. Jackson Views (1898). View full size.

 

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RE: Gravity-defying porch

I agree. There appears to be a metal support of some kind on the farside under the porch but the same is missing on the nearside.

[The porch is cantilevered on five metal beams that could extend far into the house. - Dave]

Prior to moving to New York City

Nikola Tesla spent some time in New Orleans considering a career in architecture.

When Marie Laveux took a stroll, just as an urchin pointed a stick at a raingutter, he thought of alternating current. And the rest is history.

Gravity-defying porch

I'm still trying to figure out how that thin delicate cantilever thing manages to stay up all while taking the load of the porch columns , railings, and roof above.

I'll Have You Know!

The proper title for those lads is "sidewalk hydrologists."

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