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Appendix II
This webpage reproduces a section of
1895 Advisory Board Report
on the
Drainage of the City of New Orleans

Text and maps are in the public domain.


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Appendix IV

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Appendix III
Topographical Survey

The topographical survey was started in July, 1893. The preliminary work had been well advanced, when, on September the 8th, it was stopped by an injunction issued by the Civil District Court, and not resumed until about the middle of December, 1893, since which time it has proceeded uninterruptedly, all the field-work being completed about the first of January, 1895.

A complete survey of the city has been made, and embraces the area bounded by the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain, the Upper Protection Levee, People's Avenue Canal from Lake Pontchartrain to Florida Avenue, Florida Avenue from People's Avenue to the lower limits of the city, and the latter from Florida Avenue to the Mississippi River, and also the principal portion of Algiers. This survey was made by the establishment of carefully measured base lines around and within the area. The lines which have been traversed aggregate more than one hundred and fifty miles in length, and are as follows:

around the entire area on the left bank, as above described.

on Washington street, from the River to Carrollton avenue.

on Carrollton avenue, from the River to Metairie Ridge, near the Lower City Park, and extending to and crossing Bayou St. John at Marigny avenue, thence down and along Marigny avenue to elysian Fields street, and thence to the intersection of Florida Avenue and People's Avenue Canal.

A line on Tenth and Claiborne streets, commencing at the Upper Protection Levee and extending throughout the whole length of Claiborne street to Poland street.

A line on Elysian Fields street, from the River to the Lake.

A line on Broad street, from Julia street to Marigny avenue.

A line on esplanade avenue, from the River to Bayou St. John.

A line on London avenue, from Marigny avenue to the Lake.

A line on St. Peter street, from the River to Carrollton avenue, thence along the Orleans tail-race to the Lake.

A line on Julia street, from the River to Rampart street, and thence along the New Orleans Navigation Canal to the Lake.

A line on Seventeenth street, from Carrollton avenue to Metairie Ridge and thence along Metairie Ridge from the Upper Protection Levee to esplanade avenue.

A line on St. Charles avenue, from Carrollton avenue to Julia street.

A line on St. Claude street, from Elysian Fields street to the lower limits of the city.

A line on Felicity Road, from the River to Claiborne street, and thence along the Melpomene Canal to the intersection of Washington Shell Road.

A line on Lowerline street, from the River to Claiborne street.

A line on Walnut street, from the River to Ouachita street.

A line on Claiborne street, from the River to St. Charles avenue.

A line on Webster street, from the River to st. Charles avenue.

p54 on Henry Clay avenue, from st. Charles avenue to Claiborne street.

A line on Peters avenue, from the River to Hector street.

A line on Joseph street, from the River to St. Charles avenue.

A line on Octavia street, from St. Charles avenue to Arcadia street.

A line on Valmont street, from the River to Breslau street.

A line on Milan street, from st. Charles avenue to Claiborne street.

A line on General Taylor street, from the River to St. Charles avenue.

A line on Amelia street, from the River to Claiborne street.

A line on Delachaise street, from the River to Claiborne street.

A line on Toledano street, from the River to Claiborne street.

A line on Harmony street, from the River to Magnolia street.

A line on First street, from the River to st. Charles avenue.

A line on Philip street, from the River to Claiborne street.

A line on St. Andrew street, from the River to Claiborne street.

A line on Lafayette avenue, from the River to Josephine street.

A line on Lafayette street, from the River to Claiborne street.

A line on Adams street, from the River to St. Claude street.

A line on Delery street, from the River to St. Claude street.

A line on Camp street, from Felicity Road to Delord street.

A line on St. Thomas street, from Robin street to Delord street.

A line on Robin street, from the River to St. Thomas street.

A line on Delord street, from St. Thomas street to Claiborne street.

A line on Locust street, from Lafayette street to Common street.

A line on Liberty street, from Julia street to Tulane avenue.

A line on Galvez street, from Julia street to St. Peter street.

A line along London Avenue Tail-race, from the Upper Protection Levee to the London Avenue Draining machine.

A line on St. Bernard avenue, from Claiborne street the Treasure street.

A line on Taylor avenue from Orleans street to Bayou St. John.

A line on Harrison avenue, from Orleans street to Bayou St. John.

A line was run along Gentilly Road, as also on the right bank (Algiers side) of the river from the nine mile point oppose Carrollton to Webster avenue below the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot. Also the necessary lines in Algiers to make a complete survey of same. The notes of all these surveys have been calculated by means of Latitude and Departure and plotted. All the note books of this work are indexed and filed.

Where necessary, off‑set lines from these traverse lines were made to enable a thoroughly correct map of the city to be plotted.

The entire city has been leveled over, bench marks were established at convenient points, and a record of the location and elevation of the same registered in a book of bench-marks. The whole work refers to Cairo Datum.

The leveling consisted in the main, of running each leading street and obtaining the elevation of the curb, gutter, center of street and property line at intersections, and in center of block, as also the elevation of the tops of all culverts, bridges and steam and street railroad tracks at intersections.

Lines on all of the existing drainage canals and tail-races were run, and the elevations obtained of the surface of the ground adjacent to the bank, the surface of the water and the bottom of the canals.

p55 Profiles of all leading streets have been plotted and the originals carefully indexed and filed.  District.

 District. The following is a list of the profiles made: District.

 District. Adams (now Alabo) Street, from the River street to Claiborne Street, 3d District. Adams Street, from the River to Tenth Street, 7th District. Adele Street, from River street to St. Thomas Street, 4th District. Aline Street, from Tchoupitoulas street to St. Charles avenue, 6th District. Amelia Street, from Front street to Clara Street, 6th District. Anthonia Street, from St. Claude street to Marigny avenue, 3d District. Antonine Street, from Tchoupitoulas street to St. Charles avenue, 6th District. Andry Street, from the River to St. Claude Street, 3d District. Arts Street, from Urquhart street to Claiborne Street, 3d District. Aubrey Street, from Tonti street to Gentilly Road, 3d District. Audubon Street, from Water street to Claiborne Street, 6th District. Austerlitz Street, from the River to Perrier Street, 6th District. Arabella Street, from the River to St. Charles avenue, 6th District. Anthonia Street, from Marigny avenue to Gentilly Road, 3d District. Alexander Street, from the River to St. Charles avenue, 6th District. Atlantic Avenue, from Patterson street to Lapeyrouse Street, 5th District. Banks Street, from Prieur street to Murat Street, 1st District. Barracks Street, from the River to Broad Street, 2d District. Bartholomew Street, from the River to Claiborne Street, 3d District. Baudin Street, from Broad street to Murat Street, 1st District. Bellecastle Street, from the River to Perrier Street, 6th District. Bellechaise Street, from Tchoupitoulas street to St. Thomas Street, 1st District. Berlin Street, from the River to Claiborne Street, 6th District. Bienville Street, from the River to Metairie Ridge Street, 2d District. Bordeaux Street, from the River to St. David Street, 6th District. Broadway Street, from the River to Tenth Street, 6th District. Bourbon Street, from Canal street to Marigny avenue, from 2d and 3d Districts. Broad Street, from Julia street to Toulouse Street, 1st and 2d Districts. Broad Street, from Esplanade avenue to Lapeyrouse Street, 3d District. Burdette Street, from the River to Tenth Street, 7th District. Burgundy Street, from Canal street to Poland Street, from 2d and 3d Districts. Bourbon Street, from Marigny avenue to Gentilly Road, 3d District. Bolivar Street, from Lafayette street to Tulane avenue, 1st District. Bruxelles Street, from St. Bernard avenue to Gentilly Road, 3d District. Basin Street, from Julia street to Toulouse Street, 1st District. Benjamin Street, from Audubon Park street to Eleonore Street, 6th District. Bartholomew (now Bermuda) Street, from Levee street to Eliza Street, 5th Districts.º Bringier Street, from Madison street to Chestnut Street, 5th District. Bouny Street, from Levee street to Market Street, 5th District. Cadiz Street, from the River to Claiborne Street, 6th District. Caffin's Avenue, from the River to Claiborne Street, from 3rd District. Calhoun Street, from Tchoupitoulas street to St. Charles avenue, 6th District. Calliope Street, from the River to Claiborne Street, 1st District. Canal Street, from the River to Metairie Road, 1st and Second Districts. Celeste Street, from South Peters street to Felicity Street, 1st District. Chartres Street, from Canal street to Esplanade avenue, 2d District. Chippewa Street, from Felicity Road street to Louisiana avenue, 4th and 6th Districts. Clio Street, from Camp street to Claiborne avenue, 1st District. Clouet Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Commercial Place Street, from Camp street to St. Charles Street, 1st District. Common Street, from the River to Protection Levee Street, 1st District. Columbus Street, from Rampart street to Broad Street, from 3d. District. Conery Street, from Prytania street to Carondelet Street, 4th District. Congress Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Constantinople Street, from Front street to St. Denis Street, 6th District. Conti Street, from the River to Bernadotte Street, 2d District. Customhouse Street, from the River to Helena Street, 2d District. Cypress Street, from Liberty street to Galvez Street, 1st District. Carrollton Avenue, from the River to Canal Street, 7th District. Claiborne Street, from Julia street to Elysian Fields Street, 1st Street, from 2d Street, from and 3d Districts. District. Camp Street, from Canal street to Napoleon avenue, 1st Street, 4th and 6th Districts. Castiglione Street, from Broad street to Gentilly road, 3d District. Clinton Street, from Customhouse street to Bienville Street, 2d District. Chestnut from Felicity Road street to Audubon Park Street, 4th and 6th Districts. Constance from Felicity Road street to Audubon Park Street, 4th and 6th Districts. Canal (now Whitney) Avenue, from Patterson street to Lapeyrouse Street, 5th District. Chestnut (now Belleville) Street, from Patterson street to Lapeyrouse Street, 5th District. Columbus Street, from Madison street to Verret Street, 5th District. D'Abadie Street, from Galvez street to Gentilly road, 3d District. Dauphine Street, from Canal street to Delery Street, from 2d and 3d Districts. Delachaise Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 6th District. Delery Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Delord Street, from Front street to Lee Circle Street, 1st District. Desire Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Deslonde Street, from Royal street to St. Claude Street, 3d District. Dorgenois Street, from Julia street to Toulouse Street, 1st and 2d Districts. Dufossat Street, from the River to Long Street, 6th District. Dumaine Street, from Delord street to Canal Street, 1st District. Dryades Street, from Delord street to Canal Street, 1st District. Edmund (now Calhoun) Street, from St. Charles Avenue to Leonce Street, 6th District. Egania Street, from the River to Canal Street, 3d District. Eighth Street, from the River to Dryades Street, 4th District. Eleonore Street, from the River to St. Charles Avenue, 6th District. Elmire Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Elysian Fields Street, from the River to Marigny Avenue, 3d District. Enghein Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Erato Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 1st District. Esplanade Avenue, from the River to Bayou St. John Street, from 2d and 3d Districts. Euterpe Street, from Coliseum street to Liberty Street, 1st District. Elmira Street, from Patterson street to Lapeyrouse Street, 5th District. Feliciana Street, from St. Claude street to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. First Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 4th District. Flood Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Forstall Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Foucher Street, from Tchoupitoulas street to Green Street, 6th District. Fourth Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 4th District. France Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Frenchmen Street, from Esplanade Avenue to Marigny Avenue, 3d District. Florida Street, from Gentilly Road street to esplanade Avenue, 3d District. Fourth Street (now Oaks) Street, from Jackson street to Lowerline Street, 7th District. Fortin Street, from Gentilly Road street to Mystery Street, 3d District. Franklin Avenue, from Market street to Lapeyrouse Street, 5th District. Gaiennie Street, from Pillie street to Camp Street, 1st District. Galvez Street, from Julia street to Toulouse Street, 1st and 2d Districts. Gasquet Street, from Basin street to Bernadotte Street, 1st District. General Taylor Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 6th District. Girod Street, from Levee street to North Liberty Street, 1st District. Gordon Street, from Chartres street to Villere Street, 3d District. Gravier Street, from the River to Pierce Street, 1st District. Galvez Street, from Esplanade Avenue to Lapeyrouse Street, 3d District. Hagan Avenue, from Julia street to Canal Street, 1st District. Hancock Street, from the street to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Harmony Street, from the street to Claiborne avenue, 4th District. Havana Street, from Miro street to Gentilly Road, 3d District. Henderson Street, from Water street to Tchoupitoulas Street, 1st District. Henry Clay Avenue, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 6th District. Hillary Street, from the River to Sixth Street, 7th District. Hospital Street, from the River to Broad Street, 2d District. Howard Avenue, from Lee Circle street to Rampart Street, 1st District. Howell Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Hunter Street, from Peter street to Tchoupitoulas Street, 1st District. Hurst Street, from Audubon Park street to Joseph Street, 6th District. Independence Street, from Peters street to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Jackson Avenue, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 4th District. Jackson Street (now General Ogden) Street, from the River to Tenth Street, 7th District. Jeanne (now Alva) Street, Peters street to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Jena Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 6th District. Joseph Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 6th District. Josephine Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 4th District. Jourdan Avenue, from the River to Marais Street, 3d District. Julia Street, from the River to Galvez Street, 1st District. Kerlerec Street, from Dauphine street to Dorgenois Street, 3d District. Kentucky Street, from the River to Villere Street, 3d District. Lafayette avenue, from St. Bernard Avenue to Broad Street, 3d District. Laharpe Street, from London Avenue to Gentilly Road, 3d District. Lapeyrouse Street, from Claiborne avenue to Gentilly Road, 3d District. Leonidas Street, from the River to Tenth Street, 7th District. Leontine Street, from the River to St. Charles Street, 6th District. Lesseps Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Lizardi Street, from the River to St. Claude Street, 3d District. London Avenue, from St. Bernard Avenue to Broad Street, 3d District. Louisa Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Louisiana Avenue, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 6th District. Lowerline Street, from the River to Tenth Street, 7th District. Lyons Street, from the River to Pitt Street, 6th District. London Avenue, from Marigny Avenue to Gentilly Road, 3d District. Laurel Street, from Louisiana Avenue to Audubon Park Street, 6th District. Lawrence Street, from Levee street to Chestnut Street, 5th District. LeBoeuf Street, from Patterson street to Eveline Street, 5th District. Madison (now Dante) Street, the River to Tenth Street, 7th District. Mandeville Street, from the River to Galvez Street, 3d District. Market Street, from Water street to Felicity Road, 1st District. Marigny Street, from Levee street to Prieur Street, 3d District. Mazant Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Melpomene Street, from St. Thomas street to Claiborne avenue, 1st District. Milan Street, from Front street to Claiborne avenue, 6th District. Miro Street, from Julia street to Toulouse Street, 1st and 2d Districts. Monroe (now Tupelo) Street, from The street to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Music Street, from Burgundy street to Celestine Street, 3d District. Montegut Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Marengo Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 6th District. Magazine Street, from Canal street to Audubon Park Street, 1st Street, 4th and 6th Districts. Maurepas Street, from gentilly Road street to Esplanade Avenue, 3d District. Murat Street, from Canal street to Orleans Street, 2d District. Madison (now Brooklyn Avenue) Street, from Bringier street to Copernicus Street, 5th District. Market (now Opelousas Avenue) Street, from Levee street to Vallette Street, 5th District. Magellan Street, from Madison street to Verret Street, 5th District. Monroe (now Teche) Street, from Market street to Lawrence Street, 5th District. Napoleon Avenue, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 6th District. Nashville Avenue, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 6th District. Natchez Street, from Tchoupitoulas street to Camp 1st District. New Orleans Street, from Claiborne avenue to marigny Avenue, 3d District. Ninth Street, from the River to Magazine Street, 1st District. Notre Dame Street, from the River to Magazine Street, 1st District. Nunn Street, from South Peters street to Religious Street, 4th District. Nelson (now Serantine) Street, from Broad street to Gentilly Road, 3d District. New Orleans Street, from Marigny Avenue to Gentilly Road, 3d District. Octavia Street, from six thousand street to St. Charles Street, 6th District. Orange Street, from the River to Felicity Road, 1st District. Orleans Street, from Royal street to Bayou St. John Street, 2d District. Onzaga Street, from Prieur street to Gentilly Road, 3d District. O'Reilly Street, from Broad street to Gentilly Road, 3d District. Olivier Street, from the River to Market Street, 5th District. Palmyra Street, from Claiborne avenue to Bernadotte Street, 1st District. Pauline Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Peace (now Kerlerec) Street, from Charles street to Bourbon Street, 3d District. Penniston Street, from Front street to Claiborne avenue, 6th District. Perdido Street, from St. Charles street to Hagan Avenue, 1st District. Perilliat Street, from Liberty street to Magnolia Street, 1st District. Peters Street, from Flood street to Barracks Street, 3d District. Peters Avenue, from the River to Bartholomew Street, 6th District. Philip Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 4th District. Pine Street, from Levee street to Zimple Street, 6th District. Piety Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Pleasant Street, from the River to St. Charles Street, 4th District. Poeyfarre Street, from Tchoupitoulas street to Camp Street, 1st District. Poland Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Polymnia Street, from Coliseum street to Dryades Street, 1st District. Port Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Poydras Street, from the River to Broad Street, 1st District. Press Street, from the River to Broad Street, 3d District. Prytania Street, from Louisiana Avenue to Calhoun Street, 6th District. Pitt Street, from Louisiana Avenue to Audubon Park Street, 6th District. Paris Avenue, from St. Bernard Avenue to Gentilly Road, 3d District. Perrier Street, from Nashville Avenue to Audubon Park Street, 6th District. Pacific Avenue, from Patterson street to Lapeyrouse Street, 5th District. Race Street, from the River to Coliseum Street, 1st District. Rampart Street, from Calliope street to Poland Street, 1st Street, from 2d and 3d Districts District. Reynes Street, from the River to Villere Street, 3d District. Richard Street, from the River to Felicity Road, 1st District. Robert Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 6th District. Rocheblave Street, from Julia street to Toulouse Street, 1st and 2d Districts. Robin Street, from Levee street to Camp Street, 1st District. Royal Street, from Canal street to Poland Street, from 2d and 3d Districts. St. Andrew Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 4th District. St. Ann Street, from the River to Broad Street, 2d District. St. Anthony Street, from Burgundy street to marigny Avenue, 3d District. St. Bernard Avenue, from St. Claude street to Broad Street, 3d District. St. Bernard (now Allen) Street, from Claiborne avenue to Marigny Avenue, 3d District. St. Ferdinand Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. St. James Street, from the River to Felicity Road, 1st District. St. Joseph Street, from Delta street to Baronne Street, 1st District. St. Louis Street, from the River to Metairie Ridge Street, 2d District. St. Peter Street, from the River to Bayou St. John Street, 2d District. St. Philip Street, from the River to Bayou St. John Street, 2d District. St. Mary Street, from the River to Carondelet Street, 4th District. St. Thomas Street, from Felicity Road street to Toledano Street, 4th District. Sixth Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 4th District. Seventh Street, from the River to Locust Street, 4th District. Second Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 4th District. Short Street, from the River to Tenth Street, 7th District. Soniat Street, from the River to Story Street, 6th District. Soraparu Street, from the River to Annunciation Street, 4th District. Spain Street, from the River to Prieur Street, from 3d District. State Street, from the River to St. Charles Street, 6th District. St. Bernard (now Allen) Street, from Marigny Avenue to Gentilly Road, 3d District. St. Anthony Street, from Marigny Avenue to Gentilly Road, 3d District. St. Charles Avenue, from Julia street to Carrollton Avenue, 1st Street, 4th Street, 6th and 7th Districts. St. Bernard Avenue, from Broad street to Gentilly Road, 3d District. State Street, from St. Charles street to Victor Street, 6th District. Seguin Street, from Patterson street to Market Street, 5th District. Terpsichore Street, from the River to Magnolia Street, 1st District. Thalia Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 1st District. Theresa Street, from Tchoupitoulas street to St. Thomas Street, 1st District. Third Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 4th District. Toledano Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 4th and 6th Districts. Tonti Street, from Julia street to Toulouse Street, 1st and 2d Districts. Toulouse Street, from the River to Metairie Ridge Street, 2d District. Triangle Street, from Front street to Peters Street, 1st District. Tricou Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 3d District. Tchoupitoulas Street, from Canal street to Audubon Park Street, 1st Street, 4th and 6th Districts. Thayer Street, from Patterson street to Lapeyrouse Street, 5th District. Union Street, from St. Charles street to Dryades Street, 1st District. Union (now Touro) Street, from Peace street to Gentilly Road, 3d District. Upperline Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 6th District. Upperline Street, from the River to Tenth Street, 7th District. Ursulines Street, from the River to Rendon Street, 2d District. Urania Street, from Coliseum street to Felicity Road, 1st District. Valence Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 6th District. Valmont Street, from the River to Leonie Street, 6th District. Valette the River to Lapeyrouse Street, 5th District. Verret Street, from the River to Lapeyrouse Street, 5th District. Walnut Street, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 6th District. Warsaw Street, from St. Bernard avenue to Valette Street, 3d District. Washington Avenue, from the River to Claiborne avenue, 4th District. Washington (now St. Roche) Avenue, from Chartres street to Celestine Street, 3d District. Webster Street, from Tchoupitoulas to St. Charles avenue, 6th District.

A map on a scale of 600 feet to the inch has been plotted from the actual traverse lines as above enumerated, on which map has also been placed, one foot contour lines. There has also been made a map of each of the proposed drainage sections, showing the location of the conduits and area of different zones tributary to same.


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