Lower Garden District, New Orleans
Lower Garden District
|Planning District||District 2, Central City/Garden District|
|• Total||1.16 sq mi (3.0 km2)|
|• Land||0.95 sq mi (2.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.21 sq mi (0.5 km2)|
|Elevation||6 ft (2 m)|
|• Density||3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Lower Garden District is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. A subdistrict of the Central City/Garden District Area, its boundaries as defined by the New Orleans City Planning Commission are: St. Charles Avenue, Felicity, Prytania, Thalia, Magazine, and Julia Streets to the north; the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, Crescent City Connection, and Mississippi River to the east; Felicity Street, Magazine Street, Constance Street, Jackson Avenue, Chippewa Street, Soraparu Street, and St. Thomas Street to the south; and 1st Street to the west.
Lower Garden District is located at  and has an elevation of 6 feet (1.8 m). According to the United States Census Bureau, the district has a total area of 1.16 square miles (3.0 km2), 0.95 square miles (2.5 km2) of which is land and 0.21 square miles (0.5 km2) (18.1%) of which is water.
- Central Business District (north)
- Mississippi River (east)
- St. Thomas Development (south)
- Irish Channel (west)
- Garden District (west)
- Central City (west)
The New Orleans City Planning Commission defines the various boundaries of the Lower Garden District with these streets: St. Charles Avenue, Prytania Street, Felicity Street, Thalia Street, Magazine Street, Julia Street, the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, Crescent City Connection, Mississippi River, Constance Street, Jackson Avenue, Chippewa Street, Soraparu Street, St. Thomas Street, and First Street.
The Lower Garden District is home to a number of historical landmarks, including: St. Alphonsus Church
ReNEW SciTech Academy, operated by ReNEW Schools, is within the former Laurel Elementary School within the Lower Garden District. After Hurricane Katrina, Laurel was a school directly operated by the RSD. In 2010 Laurel had a performance score of 45, below the "65" score that was considered "academically unacceptable."
The International School of Louisiana (New Orleans International School), one of the two schools in New Orleans that is chartered by the State of Louisiana but is not a part of the RSD, operates the Camp Street Campus, located in the former Andrew Jackson Elementary School in the lower Garden District. This campus opened in 2000. The Center for Education Reform in 2007 ranked the International School as one of the best charters in the United States.
- Mike Williams, singer for Eyehategod, used to live in the Lower Garden District until his house was burned down.
- Jennifer Coolidge, actress who appeared in the American Pie film series and Legally Blonde.
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- Chang, Cindy. "International School of Louisiana is expanding to the West Bank." The Times Picayune. October 25, 2010. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
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- E. Alex Jung (July 6, 2021). "The Joke Was Never on Jennifer Coolidge". Retrieved July 8, 2021.