“A trivia-packed, free-wheeling, humorous look at street names.”
—Angus Lind, FOX 8 News, New Orleans
Inspired by John Chase’s Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children, this funny and informative book narrates the history of Jefferson Parish through its street names. The guide explains the significance of each appellation, along with the reasons why real estate developers chose them.
Seventeen chapters divide the information into different categories. “Honoring the Warriors” pays homage to our heroes with Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Admiral Craik Drive, while “¿Parlez-vous Italiano, Señorita?” ponders the meaning behind Segnette Boulevard and Chi Chi Lane. “Go, Saints!” describes the presence of the Catholic culture in the region, including such streets as St. Elizabeth Drive, Seton Boulevard, and San Mateo Avenue. “Higher Education” notes the college theme with Syracuse and Swarthmore Streets and Millsaps Place.
Questions are peppered throughout the text, with answers provided at the end of the corresponding chapters. Full of Higgins’ classic cleverness and wit, Metairie, Ames, High offers a fascinating peek at Jefferson Parish’s past and its people.
This is the ePub/eBook version of this title. This is not the print edition.