NolaVie Presents : History

U-boats on the bayou

During a college interview I was asked, “So, Mr. Dunbar, how many siblings do you have?” I drew a complete blank. There was a long awkward pause before I finally, hesitantly replied, “Just two.” When the interviewer asked ... Read More »

Up On A Pedestal: Margaret

The work: Margaret Haughery statue at intersection of Camp and Prytania streets in the Lower Garden District AKA: “Our Margaret,” “Bread Woman of New Orleans,” “Angel of the Delta” Born in Ireland in 1813, Margaret Haughery’s early life ... Read More »

Up on a Pedestal: The Fountain of the Four Winds

Welcome to “Up on a Pedestal!” I am delighted to bring you periodic tales of bronze and stone. This is the first in the series. One of New Orleans’ finest sculptors, Enrique Alfèrez, was born in 1901 in ... Read More »

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