Jan 2, 2013

Where and when was this picture of K&B and the CBD taken?

Answer: The corner of Jena and Willow, around noon on a summer day, between 1976 and 1982.
Why? The foreground buildings were all demolished in the early 1980's to make room for expansion of Baptist (now Ochsner) Hospital.  Behind them is visible the old K&B Drugs (sold to Rite-Aid) store located at the corner of Napoleon and Claiborne Avenue, which now houses a Touro clinic.
The Hyatt Regency Hotel – completed in the mid-Seventies – can be seen in the distance, next to the Louisiana (now Mercedes-Benz) Superdome.
The photograph was taken atop the still-standing original hospital parking facility, looking ENE.

To see this location on a map, click here.

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