“Brimming with romance of 200 years, New Orleans merits the right to be called America’s Most Interesting City. The romance lingers on through the invasion of progress and the stamp of standardization.”
—from the foreword
Originally published in 1936 and updated and revised in 1995, Walking Tours of Old New Orleans is an invaluable guide for those who want to wander the narrow streets of New Orleans’ Vieux Carré, or French Quarter. Offering firsthand glimpses of the neighborhood’s old buildings and homes, the volume savors the authentic histories of these relics of the city’s romantic past.
Capturing the facts that surround the history of the French Quarter and distinguishing them from previously accepted legends, Stanley Clisby Arthur presents more than just a guidebook to the city. He offers fascinating insight into old New Orleans traditions, romances, social life, and intrigues, all of which are revived in these pages. Walking Tours of Old New Orleans is designed for readers who are as interested in the origin of facts as they are in the facts themselves.
This completely updated edition includes a map of the French Quarter showing suggested walking tours. With it as a guide, the reader may saunter down rue Royale, Bourbon, Chartres, St. Peter, Toulouse, St. Louis, Dumaine, or other quaint streets into what seems to be a curious Old World city of bizarre color and interesting customs.