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Gretna. . . In 1839, St. Mary's Market Steam Ferry Company developed 824 lots along Lafayette Avenue, naming the area Gretna and establishing commercial ferry service between the West Bank and New Orleans. var plainText = docum…
Mechanickham. . . Founded in 1836 by Nicholas Noel Destrehan, Mechanickham was originally part of the Spanish land grant to the Ursuline nuns in 1790. It was incorporated with the villages of Gretna and McDonoghville in 1913 into the City of Gret…
Stumpf's Magic Hoodoo. . . Established in 1876, John Stumpf's Son Co. manufactured insecticides which aided the successful completion of the Panama Canal. In 1915 "Magic Hoodoo" products received the Medal of Award at the Panama- Pacific Internat…
Gouldsboro Rail Car Transfer Ferry. . . Ferry operated from 1898 to 1942 with two transfer boats. One, the Gouldsboro, named for railroad magnate Jay Gould, was built in 1863 as the Federal Monitor Chickasaw and saw action at the Battle of Mobile…
Father T. Anwander, C.SS.R., with a group of laymen, organized the mother church of West Jefferson in 1857. Previously Redemptorists crossing the Mississippi from the city of Lafayette had served the German, Irish, French and American-born Catho…
Built in 1907 as the sixth Jefferson Parish Courthouse Annex added 1929 Dedicated Gretna City Hall 1964 National Register of Historic Places 1983
Approx. 200 feet SW of this site, cast first gun for the Confederate Navy on 4 May 1861. The gun, a Dalhgren cannon, fired an 8~inch diameter explosive shell. Sylvester Bennett was proprietor.
This property David Crockett Firehall has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
Gretna's Native Son Mel Ott New York Giants 1926-1947 Baseball Hall of Fame 1951
On June, 4, 1884 members of the police jury of Jefferson Parish Right Bank: F.H. Hatch, Pres., Geo. Bossey · H. Eloi H. WIlkinson · L.H. Marrero W. M. Naudain · N. Le Bouef held their first meeting in this Wi…