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Richard Campanella Cityscapes: How New Orleans House Numbers Came To Be

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MItchell 1864 Map of New Orleans

Today we start a new series with New Orleans geographer Richard Campanella. The Tulane professor and author of Bienville’s Dilemma and Geographies of New Orleans, among other titles, also recently started a column for and The Times-Picayune. His “Cityscapes” pieces explore New Orleans’ urban landscape and history each month.

WWNO News Director Eve Troeh sat down with Campanella to discuss his latest column, on how it took New Orleans nearly two centuries to get street numbers right.