St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line

St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line

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Cost: $39

Limited edition in a series of 500 prints. Will fit into a 20″ x 24″ frame or mat it for a larger frame. Signed and numbered by artist.

A ride on the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar is a journey into the history and myth of New Orleans. The St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line is the oldest continuously operated street railway in the world. In 1850, most of the streetcars were powered by horses or mule. Electric streetcars made their debut in 1893 and for many years, they served the whole city. The most nostalgic interior feature of the Streetcar are the exposed ceiling light bulbs and the rich wooden seats. The seats can be reversed, depending on the Streetcar’s direction, and have fine brass hand holds on their aisle corners.

The St. Charles Line has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Besides being a tourist attraction, the St. Charles Line carries thousands of residents to and from the business district daily. No visit to New Orleans would be complete without a ride on the Streetcar.

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