Friday, October 12, 2007

chopper city
These houses are these houses—a little over a year ago. Perhaps an entire series of R.I.P. graffiti on dilapidated house fronts? (And other graffiti of note: "chopper city""chopper" as synonym for machine gun/assault rifle has come up here before.)

5 comments:

  1. Hi, I've been reading your blog for several months. I spent a week in NOLA in March, and I'm going back for the month of January (to do an oral history project w/ the Episcopal Diocese of LA).

    What do you know about houses like this one? I took the pic standing on top of a levee, somewhere around the 9th Ward.

    I've been curious about it, and noticed your house series. Thanks!

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  2. Seeing those houses renovated makes me happy.

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  3. Yes, the steamboat houses. They're amazing. You can read about them here. (A friend of mine is a family descendant and lived in one of them for several years.)

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  4. Fascinating! Thank you.

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  5. Slimbolala, who is your friend who lived in the steamboat houses? The reason I ask is that I am the son of Don Gagnon, who owns one of the houses, and Doullut is my great, great grandfather. We lived in the house from '90-'95. you can email me at hc_gimpy01@yahoo.com

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