Tour Series--A Portage Through the Tremé--A Bicycle Tour Through New Orleans’ Latest Television Starring Neighborhood
10 Sep 2011
Corner of French Market Place and Governor Nicholls Str. New Orleans, LA 70130
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AIA New Orleans continues its' series of monthly architecture tours by bus, bike and foot. Please join AIA New Orleans for the second tour in this series, a two-hour biking tour of the historic Tremé neighborhood.
The lower and upper Tremé is bisected by the historic Portage that supported the earliest founding of the City, an overland two-mile connection between Bayou St. John and the Mississippi River. This connection provided vital links for 1500 years to the Native American populations prior to the colonial establishment of New Orleans. Some major points of historical interest along the route include St. Augustine Church, the African American Museum, the Degas House, the House on Bayou Road, and the Pitot House.
This tour is being led by the local architect Allen Eskew, FAIA. This tour is limited to 30 participants, so sign up today to ensure your spot!
AIA Continuing Education Credits Apply. Water will be provided.
The tour will depart promptly at 2:00 PM from French Market Place at Governor Nicholls St. and end at Bayou St. John, at which time you will be free to explore the neighborhood on your own.
On-site registration will open at 1:45 PM.
If you don't have a bike you can rent one at Bicycle Michael's located at 622 Frenchmen St., 5 blocks from the French Market. Please contact Bicycle Michael's directly, to rent your bike prior to the tour.
For more information, please contact AIA New Orleans by clicking here or calling 504.525.8320.