14th Ward of New Orleans

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Audubon Park

The 14th Ward or Fourteenth Ward is a division of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, one of the 17 Wards of New Orleans. The Ward was formed in 1870 from part of Jefferson City and the town of Greenville which were annexed by New Orleans.[1]

Boundaries[edit]

The Ward is roughly shaped like a wide "L" stretching back from the Mississippi River. The lower boundary is Jefferson Avenue and then South Broad, across which is the 13th Ward. The upper boundary is Lowerline Street (formerly the lower boundary of Carrollton, Louisiana with Greenville), across which is the 16th Ward. The back boundary is Washington Avenue, across which is a portion of the 2nd Ward.

Cityscape and landmarks[edit]

The Historic Benjamin House on St. Charles Avenue

The Ward includes some of the most famous landmarks of Uptown New Orleans. The site of the World Cotton Centennial 1884 World's Fair is now Audubon Zoo and Audubon Park. The area around the Park contains a number of architecturally significant mansions. Across Saint Charles Avenue, route of the famous St. Charles Avenue Streetcars, are Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans. The former site of Dominican College, just up from Broadway Street, is also in the Ward; it is now a satellite campus of Loyola. The "Fraternity Row" is along Broadway Street, and around Broadway Street and Freret Street is a cluster of businesses catering to the University communities. Notable commercial areas include the Uptown Square shopping center on Broadway by the River, and the Calhoun Street area, back from Claiborne Avenue. Farther back from Claiborne Avenue, the Ward includes part of the Fountainbleau and Broadmoor neighborhoods.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 29°56′13″N 90°07′08″W / 29.937°N 90.119°W / 29.937; -90.119