World War 1 Monument, My High School 66. Bywater

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Real Estate Agent with Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.

World War I Monument

Commerating Ninth Ward Residents

3800 Block of Burgundy Street 

World War I Monument on Burgundy St. in Bywater

      The Monument was erected in 1919 to honor the residents of the Ninth Ward that took park in World War I. There were 1231 men and one woman named on the monument. The monument was initially constructed in the middle of Macarty Park. 

      The Monument was moved to edge of Burgundy Street in 1951 so that the playground at Francis T. Nicholls High School could be enlarged. Kids needed a place to play during physical education class. This is where I went to high school so remembering seeing it everyday for 3 years but knew little about the Monument.

     I find few people know about the Monument that live in New Orleans so it is good to bring it to people attention. Hard to believe it has been there for almost a hundred years.

The Playground that was once Macarty Square.Fraancis T. Nicholls High School on St. Claude Avenue

The Front of the Origional Francis T. Nicholls High School

Comments (2)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Eric, your first picture went in sideways, not sure if you noticed.

Mar 18, 2022 08:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Beautiful monument, Eric. Reminds me of Washington Square Park in New York City. Enjoyed reading about the rich history of this monument.

Mar 19, 2022 06:27 AM