Todd's Backstreet Bayou Ode to St. Jean

SAVED BY save this guide

My mother and father were married at Cabrini Church (ain't der no more), along Bayou St. John. My great grandfather, Louis H. Pilié and his wife, Amelie Andrieu Pilié held the wedding reception at there house on Bancroft Drive. This neighborhood is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the world...in my humble opinion. Here are a few of my favorite spots.

  • 1 image description

    Pitot House

    The Pitot House, named for James Pitot, the second mayor of New Orleans. Built in 1799 at 1370 Moss Street, the Pitot House was later moved a short distance up the bayou to 1440 Moss in 1970. The Tivoli amusement park once stood where the Pitot House is now. It featured a pavillion, orange trees, a

  • 2 image description

    Parkway Bakery & Tavern

    Pass the napkins – you'll need a lot at this busy, old-timey Mid-City king of the po' boys where classic" roast beef sandwiches "dripping in debris" ("gravy" to the "tourists") or "loaded" with "crispy shrimp" come at a "bargain price"; a "congenial" staff tends the "neighborly" bar that lo

  • 3 image description

    St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

    Most of my mother's side of the family is buried here, including Joseph Pilié, father-in-law of Jacques Telesphore Roman and architect/builder of Oak Alley Plantation. His legacy and is work is sprinkled all over this beautiful city. His nephew Louis H. Pilie, re-designer of present day Jackson Squ

  • 4 image description

    City Park

    Be sure to stroll or bike along the lagoon that borders the south end of the park and City Park Ave. There is a little island, accessible via a small stone bridge, directly across the lagoon/bayou from the Peristyle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:City_Park_Bayou_Bridge.JPG http://en.wikipedia.

ALL DAY Do the LGD
Do the LGD view guide image description
  • ALL DAY
  • 3 STOPS
Guide by Humid Haney
image description
ALL DAY Laissez Sunday
Laissez Sunday view guide image description
  • ALL DAY
  • 5 STOPS
Guide by Chris Marroy
image description

Our Local Publisher Partners

  • The Arts Council of New Orleans
  • WWNO
  • WWOZ
  • PRC
  • NOMA
  • The Historic New Orleans Collection
  • Southern Food
  • Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
The Arts Council of New Orleans
WWNO
WWOZ
PRC
NOMA
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Southern Food
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
X

Thanks.

was added to your favorites.

VIEW YOUR PROFILE

 


Share On Twitter Share On Facebook