I feel like funkin’ it up.

 

Originally, the St. Roch neighborhood in New Orleans was called Faubourg Franklin. Named for the patron saint of dogs, bachelors, and falsely accused people, he was also known for good health and healing. The chapel inside of the St. Roch cemetery is adorned with prosthetic limbs, plaster feet, and false teeth. Why you may ask? During a yellow fever epidemic, a New Orleans pastor prayed to St. Roch to for relief and promised to build a shrine in his honor his parishioners were spared.  Out of the 40,000 people in New Orleans who died from it, no members of this church did. The pastor kept his word and built the shrine that still stands today.

In the 1920s, St. Roch was considered a laid back, racially diverse, residential section of town. With the construction for the interstate split apart the area, we saw the neighborhood decline for a period of time. Luckily today people have come to know what a great place it is to land in New Orleans.

Filled with double shotguns, single shotguns, and cottages, housing prices in St. Roch are typically quite affordable compared to other New Orleans neighborhoods.

 

Lagniappe: The neighborhood began to develop around 1830 when the Pontchartrain Railroad connected the Marigny with Milneburg. 

Average Home Prices in St. Roch (Updated: 10/08/2019)

Single Family: $233k
Condo: No Sales
Multi-Family: $244k

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St. Roch Essentials

Police Station - 5th District

3900 N. Claiborne
504-658-6050
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Fire Station - Squirt 27

2118 Elysian Fields
website

Danny’s Food store

2101 Elysian Fields
504-944-4200

St. Roch Market

2381 St. Claude Ave.
504-609-3813
website

St. Roch Improvement Association

website

McCue Playground

2601 Franklin
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St. Roch Playground

1800 St. Roch
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Neighborhood Picks in St. Roch

Sammy's

Restaurant

3000 Elysian Fields
504-947-0675
website

Melba's

Restaurant

1525 Elysian Fields
504-267-7765
website

Kebab

Restaurant

2315 St. Claude Ave.
504-383-4328

Siberia

Bar

2227 St. Claude Ave.

website

Hi-Ho Lounge

Bar

2239 St. Claude
504-945-4446
website

St. Roch Tavern

Bar

1200 St. Roch
504-945-0194

Avenue Bar

Bar

1939 Franklin Ave.
504-948-4437

Celebration Distillation: Old New Orleans Rum

Distillery

2815 Frenchmen
504-945-9400
website

St. Roch’s Camp Santo

Cemetery

1725 St. Roch Ave.



St. Roch Neighborhood Photos