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 Post subject: looking for Lakeview stories
New postPosted: February 16th, 2013, 2:30 pm 
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the following is from a Lakeview Civic Improvement Association newsletter (I've omitted her telephone number and spelled out the email address since this is viewable by the public). I thought some of you might be interested:

Stories from Seniors

Dear LCIA Members

I am one of the Seniors (or Survivors age 88) a member of the past generation who grew up in this beautiful community when the land was first developed and named "LAKEVIEW".

History can tell you how this cypress swamp from City Park Ave. to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain became an extension of New Orleans and an ideal place to form a suburb.

I am not trying to be a historian. I am trying to tell the stories of the PEOPLE who were the first inhabitants. All would have been born around 1925 or 1930. So many have passed on and after Katrina so many have scattered. The few I have found have given me some interesting stories worth preserving.

Here are some topics to help you remember:

When your family moved into Lakeview and the name of your street
Year you were born and the number of children in your family
School attended
Businesses you remember
Transportation
New Basin Canal, West End Park, City Park, Spanish Fort Amusement Park
Friends, neighbors churches, movie theaters and on and on until you moved

If you have a grandparent or great grandparent still able to talk about their childhood, I can add it to my collection and possibly produce an interesting book.

If you can write their stories or have them call me, I would deeply appreciate it. I sincerely hope to hear from you soon about the fun and beautiful place where we grew up!

If you can write their stories or have them call me, I would deeply appreciate it.

Thank you sincerely.
Muriel Bonie MacHauer

mbmachauer at yahoo dot com


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 Post subject: Re: looking for Lakeview stories
New postPosted: February 25th, 2013, 8:52 am 
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Thanks, expat!
I met a man last week that told me a fabulous Lakeview story from when he was a little boy.

I'll pass the info along to him. Turns out he lived around the corner from me when I lived in Lakeview. It's a small world.

I love my neighborhood, but there are times when I do miss living in Lakeview.

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 Post subject: Re: looking for Lakeview stories
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Going through my family stuff I'm finding some Lakeview pictures here and there. I'll post them as I come across them.
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This is the old Rockery Inn at Canal Blvd. and Conrad Street. Owned by the Signorelli Faimily it was a popular Lakeview watering hole and drive in for years. Picture courtesy of Mrs. Fury's Papa.


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