2nd Ward of New Orleans
The Ward fronts the Mississippi River. The down-river or "lower" boundary (in this case, to the northeast) is Julia Street, across which is the 3rd Ward. The boundary continues inland from the end of Julia, originally delineated by the New Basin Canal, now I-10, over the former route of the filled-in canal. The upper boundary is Thalia Street, across which is the 1st Ward, then Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (formerly Melpomene Avenue), across from which are portions of the 10th and 11th Wards, then Washington Avenue, across which is the 14th Ward.
Cityscape and landmarks
The area along the riverfront was part of the Old Warehouse District. The ward encompasses the upper portion of the New Orleans Central Business District, including Lee Circle, as well as a sliver of the Lower Garden District. Further inland the Ward continues through part of the Central City, including the B.W. Cooper or Calliope housing project.
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