Lil Rascals Brass Band is always on heavy rotation come second line Sundays. Punch a few cuts in on Youtube and dream of what might have been.
Pierre Clément de Laussat Place is a short street near our home in the 9th Ward. Pierre Clément de Laussat formally took control of Louisiana from Spain for France on November 30 1803 but quickly handed it over to the U.S. on December 20th of the same year.
In the 19th century Laussat had a street named for him along Bayou St John but after 30 years the roadway was renamed Moss Street. It still holds the name today.
This is 9th Ward Daily Photo no. 898
When we’re not making big pots of gumbo or putting out the best breakfast tacos in New Orleans we’re rambling around the 9th Ward on foot taking pictures of our neighbors.