Annotated Secondary Bibliography – JS

  1. The source is from the Department of Transportation website that describes in detail the struggle against highway construction in the Vieux Carre neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Weingroff, Richard. “The Battles of New Orleans- Vieux Carre Riverfront Expressway (I-310).” US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. Accessed March 5, 2018.

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/neworleans.cfm

   This source gives a detailed account of the struggle against highway construction in the Vieux Carre neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. The article comes from the Department of Transportation website that leaves researchers with a peace of mind regarding the reliability of this resource. I would like to use this article, specifically, to understand and contrast the struggle in Vieux Carre and Faubourg Treme neighborhoods in the mid to late 1960s at the beginning of the paper. 

2.  Brief outline of the history of Faubourg Treme neighborhood from its founding in 1812 to 1998. 

“Faubourg Treme.” Tulane School of Architecture. Accessed March 5, 2018. http://architecture.tulane.edu/preservation-project/place/359

This page gives a brief outline of the history of Faubourg Treme neighborhood from its founding in 1812 to 1998. The history sheds light on the urban renewal projects that began the destruction of the historic neighborhood of Treme and the highway construction project in the 1960s specifically on Claiborne Avenue to construct Interstate-10, “an elevated expressway.” It also specifies The Concerned Citizens Neighborhood Improvement- Treme, an organization dedicated to preserve the remaining landmarks of the neighborhood. The article lists some sources that I can use and also to look into the organization that was formed to preserve the neighboring sites to illustrate how the memory of this avenue still lives on.

3. Claiborne Avenue today how the community is using the old space to see what the culture in Treme neighborhood once would have been.

Reckdahl, K. “A Divided Neighborhood Comes Together under an Elevated Expressway.” Next City, August 20, 2018. 

https://nextcity.org/features/view/a-divided-neighborhood-comes-together-under-an-elevated-expressway .

I would like to use this resource towards the end of the paper to show how people still remember this avenue. It describes in detail how the community is using this space to remember and possibly revive the life of the neighborhood as it was before the construction of I-10 expressway. It has some photographs of the elevated expressway to show how people have decorated the columns of the expressway to remember how Claiborne Avenue once was. The photographs can possibly used in the image analysis assignment.