Monday, July 23, 2012

Deslonde & Dauphine (Lower Ninth Ward)

Google image date: September 2007. Street View screenshot taken 7/15/2012.
Photo taken 7/15/2012.
Google image date: September 2007. Street View screenshot taken 7/15/2012.
Photo taken 7/15/2012.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Deslonde & Burgundy (Lower Ninth Ward)

Google image date: September 2007. Street View screenshot taken 7/15/2012.
Photo taken 7/15/2012.
Google image date: September 2007. Street View screenshot taken 7/15/2012.
Photo taken 7/15/2012.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Ghosts of Demolition: Phillis Wheatley Elementary School

Plus a "now open" Willie Mae's.

Google Image date: August 2007. Street View screenshot taken 6/24/12.
Photo taken 6/28/2012.
Google image date: August 2007. Street View screenshot taken 6/24/2012.
Photo taken 7/14/2012.

"Historic Phillis Wheatley Elementary School torn down in Treme" - Times-Picayune, June 17, 2011

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Burgundy & Deslonde (Lower 9th Ward)

Finally: a nice enough break in the rain clouds to take photos!

Google image date: September 2007. Street View screenshot taken 7/15/2012.
Photo taken 7/15/2012.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ernie and Antoinette K-Doe's Mother-In-Law Lounge

Google image date: September 2007. Street View screenshot taken 6/21/2012.
Photo taken 6/21/2012

Sadly, despite the unfinished paint job, the Street View image would've been taken at a time when the Mother-in-Law Lounge was still open.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Ghosts of Demolition: LSU-VA Hospital Footprint (Part 2)

If you use Google Street View on the outskirts of the LSU-VA construction site, you can still see the houses that were demolished to make way for the future hospital complex. Here's the view from Cleveland and Rocheblave as seen on Street View and in person.

Google image date: September 2007. Street View screenshot taken 7/6/2012.
Photo taken 7/6/2012.
Ghosts of Demolition: LSU-VA Hospital Footprint (Part 1)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Palmyra Between Dorgenois & Rocheblave (Lower Mid-City)

Google image date: September 2007. Street View screenshot taken 7/6/2012.
Photo taken 7/6/2012.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Banks St & N. White (Mid-City)

Google image date: September 2007. Street View screenshot taken 7/6/2012.
Photo taken 7/6/2012.

The property on the right for rent was, according to a neighbor, one of the houses moved to make way for the LSU-VA hospital complex.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

FEMA Trailer and Dumpster on Warrington Drive (Gentilly)

Google Image date: August 2007. Street View screenshot taken 7/1/2012.
Photo taken 7/1/2012.

An article and a (disappointing) response from Google

Matt McGee wrote an article about us on searchengineland that does a great job of outlining this project. We're especially thankful for this part from the post:

We reached out to Google’s PR team yesterday. A company spokesperson declined to offer any specifics, but said that Google is aware of the outdated Street View imagery in New Orleans and does plan to refresh it over time.

Essentially a standard PR blurb, but we really appreciate everybody that has helped fish for a response.  Thanks again!


Ghosts of Demolition: LSU-VA Hospital Footprint (Part 1)

If you use Google Street View on the outskirts of the LSU-VA construction site, you can still see the houses that were demolished to make way for the future hospital complex. Here's the view from Palmyra and Rocheblave as seen on Street View and in person.

Google image date: September 2007. Street View screenshot taken 7/2/2012.
Photo taken 7/2/2012.

Further reading about the demolitions for the LSU-VA Hospital Complex:
1. "Plans for LSU-VA hospital complex stir resentment" - Times-Picayune, February 23, 2008
2. "LSU and VA to build joint medical campus in downtown New Orleans; VA expected to open by 2013" - Times-Picayune, November 25, 2008
3. "LSU/VA Hospital Proposal: Too Big to Fail?" - Urban Conservancy, March 2, 2010
4. "The Cost of Progress? Razing entire blocks for a massive hospital complex in New Orleans divided residents and decimated parts of a historic neighborhood" - Preservation Magazine, May/June 2011
5. "Transplanted medplex houses in need of life support" - The Lens, February 11, 2011
6. "Blight worsened by housing preservation program, Hoffman Triangle residents say" - The Lens, August 2, 2011

Monday, July 2, 2012

Fourth St between Dryades & Danneel (Central City)

Google image date: August 2007. Street View screenshot taken 7/2/2012.
Photo taken 7/2/2012. Pictured are the homeowner's family and neighbor.
The homeowner herself is not in the picture, but she was awesome and gave me a soda to beat the heat. Little kid was a sweetheart too. Thanks, all!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

3416 Cleveland Ave. (Mid-City)

A request!
Google Streetview still shows the Katrina-ravaged version of my beautiful and newly-redone house! In fact the whole neighberhood is not accurately reflected on streetview. I appreciate your work on this issue! -Caroline
Google image date: September 2007. Street View screenshot taken 7/1/2012. 
Photo Taken July 1st 2012 
From a followup email
We actually just bought the house and had a bit of a hard time looking for houses because street view does not represent New Orleans' current neighborhoods.

Thanks for the tip!

5700 Block of Wickfield Drive (Gentilly)

Google image date: August 2007. Street View screenshot taken 7/1/2012. 
Photo taken 7/1/2012.