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Garden District and Uptown

Developed on former plantation land, uptown New Orleans extends over a large part of the city and was founded by the settlers who built commercial properties and houses here. The Garden District was established on the Livaudais Plantation in 1832, where wealthy merchants, bankers, and planters built grand mansions surrounded by lush gardens, giving the area its name. This neighborhood is distinguished by its beautiful landscaping and is a relief from the urban cityscape. A great way to experience the areas is by taking a streetcar ride from the Central Business District to the top of the uptown area. A large part of the ...

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