This is Rampart Street, the outer boundary of the Vieux Carré, looking downtown from about Common Street (Tulane Avenue), around 1909. Canal Street is the nearest cross street. The closest block is South Rampart; North Rampart is on the other side of Canal. A Dryades or St. Charles Belt car on dual-gauge track is about to turn from S. Rampart onto Canal. At the left can be seen the Southern Railway depot on Canal Street. At this time, the West End terminus on S. Rampart had not yet been built, and West End trains still terminated on the center track of Canal. — Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Panoramic Photographs Collection.
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