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To the Races: 1900

To the Races: 1900

New Orleans circa 1900. "Henry Clay Monument, Canal Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

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Let's move a major statue -- minus the controversy

The clock was ticking on the 40 year old statue when the photograph was taken here and it's not hard to see why. Awkward location, and in the middle of Canal the streetcar on the right has already done the jog around it. By September of 1900 enough was enough and the statue was moved to become the centerpiece of Lafayette Sqaure, where it remains today.

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