I’m not going down without bleeding. I’m not going down, going down without a fight.

 

Three former plantations, Livaudais, Delassize, and Lafayette now make up what is known as the Central City neighborhood.  This was an area that the working class built up, starting in the mid-1800s. Irish, German, Jewish, Italian, and African-American residents expanded Central City all the way to what is known as Hoffman Triangle now. When Central City peaked, they had over 200 businesses in the area and the Dryades Market was operating a public, fresh food market.

Current day, Central City can still brag about having some great restaurants and Leidenheimer Bakery still operates within its confines.

Mixed with different architectural types, you can turn in any direction and find a small shotgun home – as many were built for rental purposes with immigrants came to help build the New Basin Canal. Your eyes might also spy large mansions, apartment buildings from the 20th century, and vacant land. Tulane’s architecture school has designed and built new, modern homes in Central City as well.

 

Lagniappe: There are landmarks for nearly every ethnic group that made up 19th century New Orleans in Central City. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, designed for an Irish congregation by German architect Albert Diettel in 1869, stands down the street from a shopping district that was the site of a key civil rights protest by African Americans in the 1960s. Carondelet Street has several historic orthodox synagogues. First African Baptist Church at 2216 Third St. became legendary after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke here in 1957.

Average Home Prices in Central City (Updated: 07/16/2019)

Single Family: $280k
Condo: $208k
Multi-Family: $317k

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Central City Essentials

Police Station - 6th District

1930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
504-658-6060
website

Fire Station - SQRT 16

2000 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
website

Red Zone

2025 St. Charles Ave.
504-522-3864

Brothers Food Mart

2139 St. Charles

St. Thomas at Mahalia Jackson

2405 Jackson
504-529-5558
website

Central City Renaissance Alliance

website

Low Cost Animal Medical Center

4300 Washington
504-444-1124
website

Van McMurray Playground

2000 Philip St.
website

A. L. Davis Playground

2600 Lasalle
website

Central City Library

2405 Jackson Ave. Building C Room 235



Neighborhood Picks in Central City

Sandpiper Lounge

Bar

2119 Louisiana Ave.

Lucky's

Bar & Laundromat

1625 St. Charles Ave.
504-523-6538

Maïs Arepas

Restaurant

1200 Carondelet
504-523-6427
website

14 Parishes

Restaurant

1638 Clio St.
504-814-1490

Toups South

Restaurant

1504 Oretha Castle Haley
504-304-2147
website

Pontchartrain Hotel

Hotel & Restaurant

2031 St. Charles
504-323-1400
website

Dryades YMCA

Fitness

2220 Oretha Castle Haley
504-522-8811
website

International Vintage guitars

1430 Baronne
504-442-0696
website

Lafayette Cemetery No. 2

Washington Ave.
504-658-3871

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center

Venue & Movie Theater

1618 Oretha Castle Haley
504-352-1150
website



Central City Neighborhood Photos