Frisco station in New Orleans

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  1. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    CA5DD94D-E57B-4D05-A743-E8EE0F5AB55C.jpeg Anyone ever see this?
     
  2. Chris Gobert

    Chris Gobert Member

    Very interesting, thank you for posting. The Southern Railway had a station at Canal and Basin Streets in New Orleans, which unfortunately was torn down decades ago. It looked nothing like this however and although I'm not sure of the exact location for this proposal, I rather doubt this building was ever built.
     
  3. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    It’s the same location as the Southern station thst actually got built, and that I went though as a child.

    Heres a nice write up about it by my friend on another forum:

    “This is one of the proposed design for the joint station on Canal and Basin. This particular design was presented by the Frisco. It was rejected, thankfully. The final design was by Daniel Burnham. Maybe misspelled. His other noted design, Washington D.C. Union Station. When completed was referred to has New Orleans Terminal Station. Later Southern Railway Terminal Station. Or Terminal Station.
    Frisco never got to use the station via it's Gulf Coast Line, GCL. Going into bankruptcy, GCL was aquired by the Missouri Pacific system and moved it's passenger op's to Union Station.
    The Terminal was home to the Southern, G.M.&O. and L.R.&N./L.&A.
    In 1928 the L.&A. the line moved to it's new station on Rampant St. just blocks from the Union station. This was the last of 5 stations located in the City of New Orleans.”
     
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  4. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    Terminal Station in New Orleans. Should never have torn this down. There’s nothing there now but a neglected median.

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  5. Chris Gobert

    Chris Gobert Member

    Agreed. Same is true in my opinion with respect to the L&N station that once stood at the foot of Canal Street.
     
  6. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

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  7. Chris Gobert

    Chris Gobert Member

    True that.
     
  8. Chris Gobert

    Chris Gobert Member

    What is the old depot behind Bud's Broiler across from Delgado? It had been converted to a lawyer's office.
     
  9. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    There’s no old depot there. One aerial photo from the 40’s shows a depot across the track from Delgado. No other photos known to exist.
     
  10. Chris Gobert

    Chris Gobert Member

    Perhaps it was a freight depot or a warehouse, but to my eyes it was distinctly railroad-related. If I can't find it on google maps I'll drive by and photograph it next week when I'm back down there. I've just always been curious about it.
     

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