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          Synopsis of Ordinances, 1841-1937


Subjects beginning with letter H

Main Heading Subheading1 Subheading2 Ordinance Number & Series Date Synopsis Notes
Health, Board of

6365 OS 1865 Creating the office of Analytical Chemist for the City of New Orleans. See also 5631 NCS - authorizing appointment of a recognized alienist for the treatment of insane persons, and to give expert testimony in courts.
Health, Board of

16168 CS 1900 Directing that the Committee on Legislation draft an amendment to the City Charter, or the State Constitution, proposing the abolishment of the City Board of Health.
Health, Board of

9909 CCS 1927 Approving the action of the Board of Health fixing the salary of the Chairman and Superintendent at $485.00 per month.
Health, Board of Establishment
Resolution 1841/06/19 Providing for the nomination of members to compose a Board of Health for the City of New Orleans, as contained in ordinance establishing a Board of Health passed on June 8th, 1841.
Health, Board of Establishment

1846/07/16 Establishing a Board of Health for the City of New Orleans and defining its powers. General Council sittings.
Health, Board of Establishment

1850 An act establishing a Board of Health State Act of 1850. See small book entitled "City of Lafayette"
Health, Board of Establishment
1145 CC 1853 Providing that the Common Council shall elect a group of fifteen citizens, not more than one half to be practicing physicians, who shall form a Board of Health in and for the City of New Orleans. Defining the powers and duties of said Board.
Health, Board of Establishment
1187 CC 1853 Providing for the location and establishment of a Quarantine Station by the City of New Orleans.
Health, Board of Establishment
1933 OS 1855 Petitioning the State Legislature to make appropriation for the establishment of a Quarantine and Board of Health in the City of New Orleans, and requesting that a portion of the State Improvement Fund be used for drainage.
Health, Board of Establishment Supplemental ordinance, General Council Sitting June 21, 1842
1842 Imposing a fine on physicians and undertakers for failure to furnish a certificate of death as provided for in Ordinance of the General Council of June 8th, 1841. Providing also that no one shall bury a corpse within the city limits except in the established cemeteries, and then not without an undertaker's license or permit from the Mayor.
Health Laws




See - Rice Chaff, Aninals - Dead, Garbage and Incinerators, Markets, Milk - Milk Products - Dairies, Bakeries, Cisterns, Ice - Ice Cream - Weeds and Grass, Rat-Proofing, Hospitals - Laundries, Drainage - Drains and Gutters, Moral Code.
Health Laws Animals, Diseased or Dead
15524 CS
Must report infectious disease of animals.
Health Laws Animals, Diseased or Dead
6129 NCS
Pertaining to the removal and rendering of dead animals. See also 370 NCS & 9917 CS.
Health Laws Animals, Diseased or Dead
6533 AS
Prohibiting the slaughtering of diseased animals, and the landing of same in city.
Health Laws Animals, Diseased or Dead
6648 AS
Pertaining to the removal and rendering of dead animals. See also 370 NCS & 9917 CS.
Health Laws Animals, Diseased or Dead
7741 CS
Providing that animals suffering with glanders shall not be brought within the city limits
Health Laws Animals, Diseased or Dead
3121 OS 1856
Article I, Section 28 and Article II, Section 3.
Health Laws Animals, Diseased or Dead
1881 AS 1872 Making it unlawful to turn out on the streets any diseased horse or other animal.
Health Laws Animals, Limits for Keeping



See Animals
Health Laws Animals, Limits for Keeping
2565 CCS
Extension of hog limits beyond present locations.
Health Laws Animals, Limits for Keeping
4530 CS
Establishing limits in which stables may be operated.
Health Laws Animals, Limits for Keeping
7709 CCS
Amending 13335 CS and 1202 CCS providng dairy limits.
Health Laws Burials
1171 CS
Requiring the burial of all diseased persons in the cemeteries belonging to the city, and without delay.
Health Laws Burials
2763 CCS
Regulating the transporttion of bodies into the city for burial or other disposition. Repealed by 2799 CCS.
Health Laws Burials
3036 CS
Unlawful to bring into New Orleans any indigent dead or indigent insane person for burial or treatment.
Health Laws Burials
3121 CS
Article III, Section 7 of this Ordianance.
Health Laws Burials
3174 OS
Forbidding burial without a ceertificate. Governing construction, and permits to open tombs, rules for Sextons, reports of burials, rates of entombments, etc., etc.
Health Laws Burials
1582 OS 1854 Providing for the issuance of burial certificates and the burial of charity subjects.
Health Laws City Chemist
6365 OS 1865 Creating the office of Analytical Chemist for the City of New Orleans.
Health Laws Contagious Disease



Leprosy under special caption.
Health Laws Contagious Disease



Yellow Fever under special caption.
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
10 NCS
Providing for an Isolation Hospital.
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
12908 CS
Making it unlawful to tear down or destroy flags indicating the presence of Small Pox, Yellow Fever, Diphtheria, etc.
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
1410 NCS
To make unlawful to harbor a leper or lepers.
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
15709 CS
Rules governing operation of Laundries. See also 800 CCS.
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
16017 CS
Making it unlawful for any common carrier to transport into the Parish any person suffering with an infectious or contagious disease.
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
16238 CS
Restricting movements of persons in homes where contagious disease is prevalent.
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
216 CS
Appointing Sanitary Police Officers and prescribing their duties.
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
2777 CS
Making it unlawful for any person to expose any child or minor to contagious, infectious, other disease.
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
2873 NCS
Providing for the purchase of a vehicle for transporting diseased persons.
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
5112 CCS
To prevent the spread of venereal disease. See also 5464 CS. - See Moral Code.
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
6046 AS
To provide for fumigation of buildings, water crafts, bedding, clothing, etc. Amended by 3232 NCS.
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
612 NCS
Prohibiting spitting on sidewalks or floors of public places.
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
7655 NCS
Providing for the destruction of breeding places for flies.
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
85 CS
Prohiting the attendance in public schools, traveling on street cars or other public vehicles of children, or other persons, in whose families contagious diseases exist.
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
8968 NCS
Providing for the prevention and spread of Bubonic Plague through the medium of rats. Amended and re-enacted by 1442 CCS - See Ratproofing
Health Laws Contagious Diseases
3308 AS 1875 Prohibiting persons with contagious diseases from riding on street cars. See Hospitals - See Quarantine
Health Laws Food and Drink
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???? Meat (not considered game) in the city limits before inspection by the Board of Health.
Health Laws Food and Drink
10086 CS
Covering the adulteration of molasses.
Health Laws Food and Drink
14548 CS
Regulating the slaughtering of cattle and other animals at all abattoirs, and providing a system of inspection of meats.
Health Laws Food and Drink
14807 CS


Health Laws Food and Drink
15488 CS


Health Laws Food and Drink
2417 NCS
Prohibiting the adulteration of candy, regulating the use of coloring matter, providing that same be protected from flies. See also 5298 and 5299 NCS.
Health Laws Food and Drink
2564 CCS
Regulating the manner of handling food stuffs by protection against dust, insects and other contaminating influences.
Health Laws Food and Drink
2570 CCS
Requiring persons handling foodstuffs, also persons stabling animals on premises, to obtain permit from the Bd.
Health Laws Food and Drink
3118 NCS
Prohibiting the sale of fish after being condemned by health officer.
Health Laws Food and Drink
3738 NCS
Providing sanitary regulations regarding cooking in tenement houses.
Health Laws Food and Drink
4389 NCS
Prohibiting the sale of food or drink when sour or decomposed.
Health Laws Food and Drink
485 NCS
Prohibiting the pickling of tainted or unwholesome meat.
Health Laws Food and Drink
8617 NCS


Health Laws Food and Drink
6533 AS 1880 To prevent the sale of adulterated articles used as food. See also General Health Law
Health Laws Garbage: Trash - Oyster Shells
12037 CCS
Providing for the collection and disposal of garbage. See Garbage and Incinerators.
Health Laws Garbage: Trash - Oyster Shells
3081 CCS
Prohibiting the emptying of garbage, ashes, cinders, etc., onto the sidewalks or streets. See 6022 AS.
Health Laws Garbage: Trash - Oyster Shells
31 AS
Providing for the collection of garbage and trash.
Health Laws Garbage: Trash - Oyster Shells
5445 OS
Govering hotels and boarding houses.
Health Laws Garbage: Trash - Oyster Shells
6987 NCS
Providing for the removal of oyster shells from saloons, restaurants, depots, etc.
Health Laws Garbage: Trash - Oyster Shells
1590 OS 1854 Regulating offensive material placed on streets sidewalks and in yards. See also 3121 OS, Article I, Section 12, 13 and 14
Health Laws Garbage: Trash - Oyster Shells
4028 OS 1858 Amending Articles 544 and 545 of Section 13 and 14 of the "Revised ordinances of the City of New Orelans: relative to the sanitary conditions of the city.
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
11299 CCS
Regulating bathing beaches and swimming pools as to safety and sanitation.
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
12070 CCS
Prescribing sanitary rules and regulations for barber and beauty shops, also hours. Amended by 12555 CCS.
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
2321 CCS
Demolishing Sugar Shed "C" (Ratproofing)
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
2566 CCS
Requiring proprietors of hotels, restaurants, shops, factories, tanneries, manufacturers, etc., to have names and addresses written plainly and displayed in a conspicious place. Also on carts, wagons, and delivery trucks. See 2564 and 2570 CCS.
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
2568 CCS
Providing for the sanitation of Theatres and Picture Shows. 2569 CCS - RR.
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
2569 CCS
Disenfecting R. R. trains.
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
2571 CCS
Prohibiting dry sweeping in streets & public places.
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
2572 CCS
Regulating Privy vaults and cesspools.
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
2573 CCS
Regarding sewer connections.
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
2923 NCS
Making it unlawful to sell impure or polluted water or to manufacture ice from such water.
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
612 NCS
Prohibiting spitting on sidewalks and floors of public places.
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
6583 NCS
Governing laundries.
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
7709 CCS
Amending 13335 CS and 1202 CCS providing sanitary rules for Dairies.
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
8665 CCS
Prohibiting the subdivision of lands without proper water supply and sewerage service and fire protection.
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
3121 OS 1856 Article III, Sections 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.
Health Laws General Health and Sanitary Laws
6022 AS 1879 Governing foods, drugs, sanitation of factories, dairies, slaughterhouses, stables, etc. Providing for the removal of garbage, prohibiting obstrction of gutters, condemning unhealthy buildings, etc. See 235 NS as amended by 1658 NS.
Health Laws Leprosy
5185 CS 1891 Authorizing the employment of a physician at $25.00 per month per patient, for treatment of persons, suffering with leprosy. See 1410 NCS - making it unlawful to harbor a leper or lepers.
Health Laws Streets, Drains, and Gutters
5111 CCS
Requiring that drains and plumbing fixtures be kept in usable condition.
Health Laws Streets, Drains, and Gutters
6835 CCS
Providing for the removal of weeds and unhealthy growths from streets and sidewalks. See 3080 CCS and 3081 CCS, also 6022 AS as amended by 235 NS and 1658 NS.
Health Laws Streets, Drains, and Gutters
4788 AS 1875 To provide for the cleanliness of streets and gutters, prescribing the duties of householders and the duties of police.
Health Laws Vital Statistics



See separate Vital Statistics section.
Health Laws Vital Statistics



See also section on "Burials".
Health Laws Vital Statistics
7084 NCS 1911 Requiring that births be reported to the City Board of Health by the Physician or Midwife within 72 hours, and by the parents within 30 days after birth of any child. Also 4053 CCS. Amending and re-enacting 7084 NCS.
Health Laws Yellow Fever
3231 NCS
Providing for credit through the Fiscal Agents, for $60,000.00 to be used to eradicate Yellow Fever
Health Laws Yellow Fever
3232 NCS
Amending and re-enacting 6046 AS by giving authority to health officers to enter, prevent access to, or egress from, or cause to ve vacated, any buildings deemed to be infected.
Health Laws Yellow Fever
3196 NCS 1905 Prescribing the manner in which water liable to breed mosquitoes shall be stored within the city limits. See 3277 NCS.
Highways

4853 NCS 1907 Directing the building with the forces of the Municipal Repair Plant, and entirely at the expense of the city, 2 miles of earthen roadway on the prolongation of Gentilly Avenue toward Chef Menture; in accordance with plan of the Motor League of Louisiana.
Highways

8673 CCS 1925 Accepting the sum of $15,516.75 raised by private interests to be used in the construction of the Algiers-Belle Chase Highway Route No. 31, and transferring same to the Louisiana Highway Commission.
Highways

10778 CCS 1928 Authorizing acceptance from Alfred Danzinger of certain portions of Magnolia and Beka Plantations required for the extension of the right of way of the Lower Coast River Road.
Highways Algiers Cut-Off Highway, Route No. C-1373
14409 CCS 1936 Providing for the exchange of certain unused street property in the Fifth Municipal District, for other property required for the opening of Algiers Cut-Off Highway, Route C-1373.
Highways Orleans-Hammond Highway No. 33
12157 CCS
Authorizing Mayor to accept donation from N. O. Land Co. of land for right of way.
Highways Orleans-Hammond Highway No. 33
12158 CCS
Accepting donation from the Jefferson & Lake Pontchartrain R.R. Co., of right of way.
Highways Orleans-Hammond Highway No. 33
12367 CCS
Exchanging portion of Kenison Street for property in 7th District for right of way.
Highways Orleans-Hammond Highway No. 33
13240 CCS
Authorizing purchase of New Basin Canal-Kenner Intersection Highway and other property at and near West End, for right of way.
Highways Orleans-Hammond Highway No. 33
14363 CCS
Authorizing purchase of a portion of Square 27 in the 7th District for right of way.
Highways Orleans-Hammond Highway No. 33
12156 CCS 1930 Revoking dedication of certain street areas north of the Stafford, Derbes and Roy tract and authoring exchange for other property required for the right of way of the Orleans-Hammond Highway.
Highways Route No. 2, Project No. 4500 - Chef Menteur
12783 CCS
Authorizing payment to land owners whose fruit and nut trees were destroyed by construction of highway.
Highways Route No. 2, Project No. 4500 - Chef Menteur
12830 CCS
Authorizing purchase of property on Gentilly Road for right of way.
Highways Route No. 2, Project No. 4500 - Chef Menteur
13774 CCS
Authorizing acceptance of donations of property for right of way.
Highways Route No. 2, Project No. 4500 - Chef Menteur
13957 CCS
Authorizing purchase of ground for right of way, in Flowerdale Addition, Third District.
Highways Route No. 2, Project No. 4500 - Chef Menteur
12782 CCS 1930 Authorizing purchase of right of way in Rosedale Subdivision, Thrid District, and dedicating same to highway New Orleans to Chef Menteur.
Highways Route No. 2, Project No. 4500 - Chef Menteur
14519 CCS 1936 Authorizing the purchase of property in Woodlawn Heights, Third District, for right of way.
History and Biography

5140 CC May 3, 1860 Resolved that the Surveyor be and he is hereby authorized to lay out the intersection of that portion of Canal Street between Dryades and Burgundy Streets so as to be adaptable for the erection of a monument to the memory of the man whose genius embodied the revolutionary idea of American Independence and whose patriotic wisdom confirmed the perpetuity of the American Union by the acquisition of Louisiana. The ordinance, give in toto, does not mention the name of the man for whom this statue was intended. There is no record of a statue having ever occupied the site mentioned. The fact that the monument to Henry Clay which was first erected in Canal Street between St. Charles and Royal, prior to the date of the above ordinance, precludes the possibility of any reference to Clay.
History and Biography Andrew Jackson
695 CC 1843 Authorizing an appropriation of $1000 for the purpose of obtaining a portrait of General Jackson for the Council Chamber of the Municipality; representing the General as he was at the defense of New Orleans in 1814 and 1815.
History and Biography Andrew Jackson
846 CC 1844 Approving the portrait of General Jackson as submitted by Moise and Amans (or Amous), which was accepted and payment of $1000 authorized.
History and Biography Andrew Jackson
2017 CC 1855 Directing the Surveyor to make the necessary filling in Jackson Square to provide proper slope for the base of the proposed Jackson Monument. See also 4210 CC - providing for an iron railing around Jackson monument.
History and Biography Battle of New Orleans
1288 CC 1854 Authorizing an appropriation of $500 for the annual celebration of the Battle of New Orleans on January 8th.
History and Biography Battle of Vicksburg
6367 NCS 1910 Appropriating $500.00 for placing suitable markers showing the location of the Louisiana Troops on the Battlefield of Vicksburg.
History and Biography Benjamin Franklin
1427 AS 1872 Accepting from C. A. Weed a statue of Benjamin Franklin, made by Hiram Powers, to be erected in Lafayette Square.
History and Biography Benjamin Franklin
7025 AS 1881 Authorizing the removal of the statue of Benjamin Franklin from Lafayette Square to a point to be designated by the Mayor. It is said to have been removed to the Public Library.
History and Biography Benjamin Franklin
9173 CCS 1926 Accepting an 8-foot bronze statue of Benjamin Franklin from Henry Wodworth Gustine of Chicago; and a granite pedestal from the printers of New Orleans, sponsored by Wm. Pfaff, to be placed in Lafayette Sqaure.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans)
330 OS 1805 Approving an Act of the Legislature of 1852, pages 42, 55, and 111 of Acts of 1852, consolidating the City of New Orleans. This ordinance provides for the division of the several districts into wards, etc. See Louisiana Courrier April 12, 1852 - page 3 col. 2 - See also "Brief Facts".
History and Biography City History (New Orleans)
479 OS 1852 Providing that the following city limits be declared urban: Following the upperline of the city to the center of Metairie Road; thence to Bayou St. John; thence to Canal Marigny; thence to Elysian Fiellds and Florida Avenue; thence to Canal Des Picheurs, and up this canal to the river.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans)
Louisiana Gazette Feb. 22, 1805 An Act, published in full in the Louisiana Gazette of this date, incorporating the City of New Orleans, naming its boundaries and providing for a seal. By the Governor of the Territory of New Orleans, W. C. C. Claiborne, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof. See 101 CC under "City Government" - authorizing a seal.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) City of Carrollton 2549 AS 1874 Providing for the annexation of the City of Carrollton to the City of New Orleans, and the transfer of all archives, records, books, property, etc.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) City of Jefferson 2030 CC 1855 Providing for a conference with the authorities of the City of Jefferson pertaining to the boundaries between the two cities.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) City of Jefferson 3449 CC 1857 Authorizing the Committee on Streets and Landings to confer with the Councill of the City of Jefferson regarding waste matter being thrown into the river from the nuisance wharves adjacent to each city.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) City of Jefferson 409 AS 1870 To provide for the payment of interest on bonds and notes issued by the late City of Jefferson.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) City of Jefferson 441 AS 1870 To provide for the settlement of accounts upon City of Jefferson payrolls for the Month of March, 1870.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) City of Jefferson 700 AS 1871 To complete the adjustment and division of debts between the Parish of Jefferson and the City of New Orleans.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) City of Lafayette 1861 CC 1854 Authorizing the City Attorney to appoint a clerk to take charge of the Archives of the late Municipalities, and form a classified collection of the city laws.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) City of Lafayette 842 OS 1854 Providing for the consolidation of the assets and liabilities of the Old and New cities - creating a consolidated debt.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) City of Lafayette 2020 CC 1855 Requesting the Recorders of the First and Fourth Districts to hand over the Archives of the late Second Municipality, and the Archives of the City of Lafayette, to the City Attorney.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) City of Lafayette Book of Aldermen, Official Proceedings #1 April 11, 1853 These proceedings pertain to the incorporation of the City of Lafayette into the City of New Orleans.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) Coat of Arms

In a news article of this date it is recorded that a Coat of Arms was approved by the Commission Council. Agitation was first started when the Association of Commerce suggested that the present City Seal (depicting an Indian and an alligator) be discarded and a new one created. This was opposed by the Louisiana Historical Society which wanted the Seal kept intact. A compromise was reached by agreeing to keep the seal for use on legal documents, and a Coat of Arms created to be used on letterheads, etc. A Coat of Arms was designed by P. H. F. Follet, of the Middle Research Department of Tulane University which was agreed upon. (A description of this design is contained in the news article.) Times-Picayune, July 29, 1931
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) Coat of Arms

These proceedings record the submission of the sketch of the Coat of Arms to the Council, but there is no record of any action having been taken at that time. Council Proceedings, July 28, 1931
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) Flag 3686 CC 1858 Authorizing the Mayor to have a flag made for the City Hall.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) Flag 4889 CCS 1918 Establishing an official flag for the City of New Orleans. Accepting the design of the Bienville Bi-centennial Committee.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) Official Flower 7395 CCS 1923 Selecting the "Oleander" as the Official Flower" of the City of New Orleans.
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) Plan of the City 2795 CC 1856 Authorizing the Mayor to contract with Jules A. D'Hemicourt to make a general plan of the City of New Orleans, planning books and general index as per specifications, for the sum of $30,000.00
History and Biography City History (New Orleans) Treatise and Digest 5279 CC 1860 Authorizing the Mayor to subscribe for thirty copies of "Treatise and Digest of the Criminal Jurisprudence of the State of Louisiana". Said work being a digest of the decisions of the Supreme Court from 1805 to 1859.
History and Biography Civil War
5475 OS 1861 Approving an act of the State of Louisiana in severing all connection with the U. S. Government.
History and Biography Civil War
5595 OS 1861 Requesting the Governor and the Military Commissioners place arms and ammnunition at the disposal of the city to be distributed to citizens.
History and Biography Civil War
5637 OS 1861 Appointing a committee to draw up such measures as they may deam necessary for the protection of the city.
History and Biography Civil War
5640 OS 1861 Requesting the Mayor to call upon Gen. Twiggs for two or three regiments to be placed in the immediate vicinity of New Orleans.
History and Biography Civil War
5642 OS 1861 An ordinance to raise money for the defense of the City of New Orleans.
History and Biography Civil War
5682 OS 1861 Appointing a commission of Military and Civil Engineers to examine the various approaches to the city to report on defense work already done and necessary work needed to complete same. See 5734.
History and Biography Civil War
5697 OS 1861 Resolved that the members of the Council wear morning for thrity days in respect for Lieut. Col. Chas. D. Dreux who was killed in action while commanding a battalion of volunteers.
History and Biography Civil War
5721 OS 1861 Placing at the disposal of the planters on the canal a new iron building at the head of Canal Street for the purpose of distributing vegetables to the families of absent war volunteers.
History and Biography Civil War
5726 OS 1861 Organizing the "Volunteers Relief Committee" for the purpose of devising some plan for the relief of the families of volunteers.
History and Biography Civil War
5752 OS 1861 City ready to cooperate with State or Confederate authorities in the construction of works for its defense See 5753 OS.
History and Biography Civil War
5753 OS 1861 Appropriating $100,000.00 to be tuned over to Major Gen. Twiggs to erect fortifications in defense of the city.
History and Biography Civil War
5764 OS 1861 Authorizing the Committee on City Defense to erect a battery on the Levee opposite Esplanade St. for artillery exercises.
History and Biography Civil War
5766 OS 1861 Authorizing Major-Gen. Twiggs to transfer the remainder of the funds for the defense of the city to Major-Gen. Lovell, commanding the Military District.
History and Biography Civil War
5773 OS 1861 Appropriating the sum of $5000.00 for use of the Free Market for supplying relief to distressed and indigent families of volunteers.
History and Biography Civil War
5779 OS 1861 Granting permission to Maj-Gen. Lovell to erect wooden parapet for the instruction of the militia.
History and Biography Civil War
5800 OS 1861 Tendering the use of the City Hall to the Governor of the state for headquarters for the duration of the war.
History and Biography Civil War
5804 OS 1861 Pertaining to the building of war vessels for the defense of the City of New Orleans.
History and Biography Civil War
5819 OS 1861 Granting permission to the Orleans Battalion of Artillery to use the neutral ground in Orleans St. between St. Claude and Treme, for artillery practice. Amending 5788 OS.
History and Biography Civil War
5927 OS 1862 Appropriating $50,000.00 to be turned over to Major-Gen. Lovell for defense of the city.
History and Biography Civil War
5930 OS 1862 Appointing a Committee of Safety to co-operate with Confederate and State Authorities.
History and Biography Civil War
5943 OS 1862 Appropriating $1,000.00 to Beauregard Regiment, Second Brigade Louisiana Volunteers, to be drawn by Col. Frank A. Bartlett as soon as ordered into action.
History and Biography Civil War
5945 OS 1862 Prohibiting masking and processions on Tuesday March 4th, 1862 (Carnival) in the streets of New Orleans, Due to Civil War.
History and Biography Civil War
5949 OS 1862 Providing for a million dollar bond issue to defend New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Southern Confederacy to repel the enemy who are now at the approaches of the city.Providing for a million dollar bond issue to defend New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Southern Confederacy to repel the enemy who are now at the approaches of the city.
History and Biography Civil War
5950 OS 1862 Appropriating $5000.00 to uniform and equip soldiers who may need assistance, to be transferred to the command of Gen. Beauregard.
History and Biography Civil War
5951 OS 1862 Recommending the closing of all the lower courts during adjournment of the State Supreme and Districts Court, due to existing war.
History and Biography Civil War
5953 OS 1862 Council pledges itself to supply the necessities of life to the families of all citizens who may enter active service.
History and Biography Civil War
5960 OS 1862 Appropriating $500.00 to Crescent Artillery to enable them to perfect organization for active service.
History and Biography Civil War
5988 OS 1862 Providing that monthly payments of cash be made to the wives and children of men who have been mustered into service.
History and Biography Civil War
6004 OS 1862 Organizing a Citizen's Police outside of the regular Police Force.
History and Biography Civil War
6013 OS 1862 According praise and commendation for General Duncan for the manner in which he conducted the defense of Forts Jackson and St. Philip.
History and Biography Civil War
6014 OS 1862 Relative to paying the nurses attending the sick and wounded soldiers in city hospitals.
History and Biography Civil War
6022 OS 1862 Calling on the Commanding General of the United States Army, in possession of the city, to remove armed guards from the avenues of City Hall, and allow the Archives to remain in tact.
History and Biography Civil War
6156 OS 1963 Appropriating $100 per month for 12 months to be made as a "Poor Widows' Fund", the same to be paid into the hands of Mrs. A. D. Richardson.
History and Biography Civil War
Book City of Jefferson Nov. 5, 1866 Negro troops under command of Major-General Sheridan stationed just above the city, commiting robberies and other depredations are about to cause an uprising amoung the white citizens.
History and Biography Comite Du Souvenir Francais de la Louisiane
1550 CCS 1914 Granting permission to the committee to erect in the rear of St. Louis Cathedral (area fronting on Royal Street) a monument to be constructed from the material used in the erection of a monument to the French Officers and sailors of the French Naval vessel "Le Tonnerre" who died in 1857 while their ship was lying off the Old Quarantine Station opposite Buras, La., and which material still lies on the site of the old quarantine cemetery.
History and Biography Comite Du Souvenir Francais de la Louisiane
1596 CCS 1914 Granting permission to the committee to bury in the rear of St. Louis Cathedral, (area fronting on Royal Street), the bones of the French Officers and Sailors of the French Naval vessel "Le Tonnerre", recently exhumed from their burial place on the site of the old quarantine Station 70 miles below New Orleans.
History and Biography Death Mask of Napoleon
6132 NCS 1909 Granting permission to Mrs. Olivia Blanchard to reproduce the death mask of Napoleon donated to the City of New Orleans in 1834 by Dr. Antomarchi, and which subsequently disappeared from City Hall.
History and Biography Emperor of the French
933 NS 1868 Accepting the gift from His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of the French, his "History of Caesar", as a token of his sympathy and good will for our people, and authorizing that the volume be bound and preserved in the Archives of the City of New Orleans.
History and Biography General G. T. Beauregard
7881 CS 1893 Extending thanks to the French Benevolent Society for the portrait of General G. T. Beauregard.
History and Biography General G. T. Beauregard
7054 NCS 1911 Appropriating $1000 for the erection of a Beauregard Monument. Location not given.
History and Biography General G. T. Beauregard
13175 CCS 1931 Exempting from city taxation the "Beauregard Home" on Chartres Street now owned by a committee of patriotic citizens.
History and Biography General Taylor
3838 CC 1858 Accepting the proposal of A. G. Powers, Esq. to sell to the city the portrait of "General Taylor and old Whitey" now hanging in the Council Chamber of the Board of Assistant Aldermen, and authorizing the price of $100 be paid for said portrait.
History and Biography General Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall)
7065 AS 1881 Extending a welcome to the widow and daughter of the late General Thomas J. Jackson who are visiting the city to participate in the unveiling of the statue erected to his memory.
History and Biography George Washington
7755 AS 1882 Providing for the transfer of George Washington's picture from the office of the Department of Improvements to the Washington Artillery Battalion. In 1819, Mayor McCarty was authorized by the Council to purchase a life sized portrait of George Washington from Edmund Brewster - see Conseil de Ville, Book II, Vol. III, page 49, and page 53.
History and Biography Henry Clay
141 CC 1852 Resolution deploring the death of Henry Clay which occurred on Friday July 2nd, 1852.
History and Biography Henry Clay
2732 CC 1856 Granting permission to the Clay Monument Association for the erection of a statue at the center of Canal Street at Royal provided the Association make suitable the streets of either side of the statue.
History and Biography Henry Clay
5070 CC 1860 Appropriating an amount not to exceed $5000 to co-operate with the Clay Monument Association in the erection of a statue to take place on the anniversary of his birth (April 12).
History and Biography Henry Clay
5358 CC 1860 Granting permission to the Clay Monument Association to remove the curbstone at Clay Statue and continue the square blocks to the granite base of the statue.
History and Biography Henry Clay
6775 AS 1880 Providing for the removal of the Clay Statue.
History and Biography Henry Clay
181 NCS 1900 Directing the City Engineer to cause the removal of the Henry Clay Statue from Canal and Royal to Lafayette Square. Amended by 372.
History and Biography James H. Caldwell
1985 AS 1873 Accepting the portrait of Hon. James H. Caldwell from W. S. Caldwell.
History and Biography Jefferson Davis
6737 NCS 1910 Dedicating site for a statue of Jefferson Davis on the neutral ground of Jefferson Davis Parkway between Canal Street and Cleveland Avenue.
History and Biography John McDonogh



See also "Trust Funds:
History and Biography John McDonogh
13092 CS 1897 Granting permission to the School Board to erect a statue to John McDonogh. (A bronze statue of John McDonogh was unveiled on May 5th, 1938, in McDonogh Place at St. Charles Avenue and Toledano Street). The original stands in Lafayette Square facing City Hall.
History and Biography John Mitchell
1306 CC 1854 A resolution according a welcome to this Irish Revolutionist upon his arrival in New Orleans.
History and Biography Judah Touro
1430 CC 1854 Appropriating the sum of $10,000 for the use of a committee composed of the Mayor, R. D. Shepherd, D. Dalton, and Dr. W. A. Mercer, for the purpose of erecting a suitable testimonial to the late Judah Touro, in the center of the neutral ground between Royal and St. Charles Streets and Bourbon and Carondelet Streets. See 1432 CC - changing the name of the street now known as Canal Street to Touro Avenue - and 2124 CC (1855) - changing the name back to Canal Street.
History and Biography Liberty Place
13681 CCS 1932 Appointing a Board of Commissioners to see that the objects and purposes for which Liberty Place as originally dedicated shall be perpetuated, and provide care and maintenance for the same. (Monument at the foot of Canal Street where was fought the battle of 1874 to maintain white supremacy in Louisiana.) See also 13820 CCS.
History and Biography Louisiana Historical Society
2328 NCS 1904 Authorizing loan to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of any pictures, curios, objects of art or documents in the Archives, provided a receipt is taken therefor, to be cared for and exhibited in a safe manner. The exhibit to be sent to St. Louis, and returned to New Orleans without cost to the city.
History and Biography Louisiana Historical Society
2365 NCS 1904 Paying to the Louisiana Historical Society the sum of $1000, appropriated for the Centennial Celebration of the Louisiana Purchase.
History and Biography Louisiana Historical Society
5303 NCS 1908 Transferring to the Board of Curators of the State Museum the use of the Cabildo and the Old District Court Buildings, and assigning the Supreme Court Room to the Louisiana Historical Society.
History and Biography Louisiana State Museum
5303 NCS 1908 Transferring to the Board of Curators of the State Museum the use of the Cabildo and the Old District Court Buildings, and assigning the Supreme Court Room to the Louisiana Historical Society.
History and Biography Louisiana State Museum
2415 CCS 1915 Authorizing transfer to the Curators of the Louisiana State Museum various documents identified with the early history of this city. (These documents range in date from 1726 to 1835 - twenty-three in number and are individually described in the ordinance). By this transfer the city does not waive its right of ownership to these documents.
History and Biography Paul Tulane
2207 CS 1887 Providing for the purchase of a portrait of Paul Tulane.
History and Biography Portraits
695 CC 1843 Authorizing an appropriation of $1000 for the purpose of obtaining a portrait of General Jackson for the Council Chamber of the Municipality; representing the General as he was at the defense of New Orleans in 1814 and 1815. See "Brief Facts"
History and Biography Portraits
846 CC 1844 Approving the portrait of General Jackson as submitted by Moise and Amans (or Amaus) which was accepted and the payment of $1000 authorized.
History and Biography Portraits
3838 CC 1858 Authorizing the purchase from A. G. Powers of the portrait of General Taylor and "Old Whitey". (The portrait that now hangs on the walls of City Hall.
History and Biography Portraits
1985 AS 1873 Accepting a portrait of Hon. James H. Caldwell from W. S. Caldwell.
History and Biography Portraits
7755 AS 1882 Providing for the transfer of George Washington's picture from the office of the Department of Improvement to the Washington Artillery Battalion.
History and Biography Portraits
2270 CS 1887 Providing for the purchase of a portrait of Paul Tulane.
History and Biography Portraits
7881 CS 1893 Extending thanks to the French Benevolent Society for the portrait of General G. T. Beauregard.
History and Biography Portraits
555 CCS 1913 Directing purchase from W. B. Matthews of a portrait of "Lee and His Generals" - now in the Cabildo - purchase price to be $1,000.00.
History and Biography Robert E. Lee - Lee Circle
4064 AS 1877 Granting permission to use Tivoli Circle for the erection of a monument to General Robert E. Lee. See 3739 CC - directing the planting of trees in Tivoli Circle.
History and Biography Robert E. Lee - Lee Circle
624 CS 1884 Appropriating $1000 out of the Reserve Fund of 1884 for the improvement of Lee Circle.
History and Biography Robert E. Lee - Lee Circle
12829 CS 1896 Providing for the purchase of the plans and specifications of the Lee Statue.
History and Biography Robert E. Lee - Lee Circle
555 CCS 1913 Directing purchase from W. B. Matthews of a portrait of "Lee and his Generals" now in the Cabildo. Purchase price to be $1000.
Hospitals




See Health Code. See Moral Code.
Hospitals

14380 CCS
Covering the payment of insurance and city taxes on property known as the Isolation Hospital. Paid to the New Orleans Terminal Co.
Hospitals

14674 CCS
Covering the payment of insurance and city taxes on property known as the Isolation Hospital. Paid to the New Orleans Terminal Co.
Hospitals

9594 CS 1894 Making it unlawful to set up, establish or operate a hospital or any kindred institution without permission from the City Council. See also 7659 CS and 6647 CCS.
Hospitals

4429 CCS 1917 Granting permission to the Providence Sanatarium to conduct a sanitarium for colored at 2519 Delachaise Street.
Hospitals

5112 CCS 1918 To prevent the spread of venereal diseases, and provide a place of isolation for treatment. See also 5464 CCS.
Hospitals

6806 CCS 1922 Granting permission to Tulane University to erect a hospital on their campus.
Hospitals

6947 CCS 1922 Granting permission to the Roman Catholic Church to erect a hospital on its property bounded by Burdette, Lowerline, Apricot and Fig Streets.
Hospitals

11915 CCS 1930 Providing for the sale of two lots of ground belonging to the Isolations Hospital grounds but not necessary to that institution.
Hospitals City Hospital for Mental Diseases
7045 NCS 1911 Creating as a separate municipal institution, a hospital (building for the temporary housing of insane on grounds of the House of Detention) to be known as the City Hospital for Mental Diseases, and providing for its management and operation.
Hospitals Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital
6717 NCS 1910 Granting permission to the Orleans Parish Medical Society to construct the second story of their two-story building to be erected at Elks Place and Gasquet Street, to project as much as 3-1/2 feet over the property line of Gasquet Street.
Hospitals Home for Incurables
7631 CS 1893 Granting permission for the establishment of a home for incurables on Henry Clay Avenue bounded by Patton, Calhoun and Webster Streets.
Hospitals Hospital for Colored
6487 NCS 1910 Granting permission to the Colored Baptist Sanitarium to operate at 122 S. Howard St., between Canal and Gasquet Streets.
Hospitals Hospital for Colored
10014 CCS 1927 Amending zoning ordinance 7604 CCS so as to permit establishment of Flint-Goodrich Hospital on Louisiana Avenue.
Hospitals Hospital for Colored
13402 CCS 1931 Appropriating $15,000.00 for the benefit of the Fling-Goodridge Hospital for colored people.
Hospitals Hotel Dieu
1568 NCS 1903 Granting permission to the Hotel Dieu to erect and operate a steam engine in connection with their laundry.
Hospitals Illinois Central Hospital
8232 NCS 1911 Granting permission to the Illinois Central R. R. to erect a hospital on Magnolia Street between Perrilliat & Cypress Streets.
Hospitals Isolation Hospital
10 NCS 1900 Appointing a committee of five members of the Council to select a site for the establishment of a permanent Isolation Hospital. See also: 2678 CCS and 2764 CCS - directing the drawing and approval of plans for the location on N. Rampart, between Toulouse and St. Louis Streets. See also 6842 CCS, 2161 CCS, and 2376 CCS.
Hospitals Lying-In-Hospital on Canal Street
14360 CCS 1936 Granting permission to establish a lying-in-hospital at 3826 Canal Street provided all state and cilty laws be observed.
Hospitals Marine Hospital
1835 OS 1854 To compel the United States Government to establish a Marine Hospital in a convenient location.
Hospitals Mercy Hospital
6920 CCS 1922 Permission to operate and maintain as a hospital grantd to B. F. Gallant property located on Annunciation between Thalia and Melpomene.
Hospitals Presbyterian Hospital
5461 NCS 1908 Granting permission to the Presbyterian Hospital to establish a free clinic, at 628 Carondelet St. Also: 6824 NCS - Granting permission to conduct a hospital at 719-731 Carondelet St. Repealing 6646 NCS as repealed by 6810 NCS.
Hospitals Small Pox Hospital
10430 CS 1895 Providing for the erection and maintenance of a small pox hospital within the city limits. See also 4463 AS and 4468 AS. See also 105 NCS - providing all small-pox patients living in lodging house be removed to the Small Pox Hospital. Se 5682 NCS accepting proposition of J.C. Beard for operation of the small pox hospital.
Hospitals Touro Infirmary
5137 NCS
Appropriating $2,000.00 of city funds.
Hospitals Touro Infirmary
5720 CCS
Donating square of ground and granting permission to occupy Aline Steet between Prytania and Coliseum whereby Touro agrees to pave Delachaise Street between Prytania and Coliseum. See 8385 CCS.
Hospitals Touro Infirmary
7026 AS 1881 Granting permission for the erection of Touro Infirmary on Prytania Street between Aline and Foucher Streets, square of Coliseum.
Hospitals Tuberculosis Hospital
7481 CCS
Granting permission for the erection on the Derby Tract on Gentilly Avenue.
Hospitals Tuberculosis Hospital
3283 CCS 1916 Accepting the offer of Mrs. John Dibert of money for the erection, and providing for a Board of Trustees for the care and management. Repealed by 8579 CCS, rescinding contract between the City of New Orleans and Mrs. Dibert.
Hospitals Tulane Educational Fund - Hutchinson Memorial
11271 CCS 1929 Granting permit for construction and operation of a clinic a portion of which will be devoted to hospital beds; location on Tulane Avenue bounded by Howard, Liberty and Gravier Streets.
Hospitals Women's Dispensary
11552 CCS 1929 Appropriating $4411.41 for the New Orleans Dispensary for Women and Children.
House of Detention




See also "Prisons". See also "Criminal District Court". See also "Workhouse". For information concerning the new House of Detention and Criminal Court Building, see "Courts".
House of Detention

246 NCS 1900 Authorizing the purchase of a square of ground bounded by Tulane Avenue, Broad, Gravier, and White Streets for the purpose of erecting a Police Jail.
House of Detention

620 NCS 1901 Providing funds for the construction of a new Police Jail to be known as the House of Detention. See 668 NCS - advertising for bids, and 794 NCS accepting bid for construction.
House of Detention

1976 NCS 1903 Granting authority to borrow $1,500 from the Fiscal Agents for furnishing the House of Dentention.
House of Detention

4622 NCS 1907 Regulating the operation of the House of Detention, keeping a record of arrests, etc. Carrying into effect Act 51 of 1906.
House of Detention

5149 NCS 1908 Providing for the employment of a man and wife to care for the insane in the House of Detention.
House of Refuge - House of Good Shepherd Boys' and Girls' House of Refuge
1480 AS 1872 Authorizing the lease of the Girod Asylum to be used as a Boys' and Girls' House of Refuge. The Girod Asylum was located in the rear of Metairie Ridge - See Nicholas Girod under "Trust Funds".
House of Refuge - House of Good Shepherd Boys' and Girls' House of Refuge
2207 AS 1873 Transferring the inmates of the Girls' House of Refuge to the House of Good Shepherd.
House of Refuge - House of Good Shepherd Boys' House of Refuge
2272 CS 1887 Appointing a Board of Commissioners for the management of the Boys' House of Refuge, providing for the instruction and employment of the inmates, and the governing of delinquent vagrants. All males to be committed to the House of Refuge and females to House of Good Shepherd. N. B. - City directories from 1873 to 1887 show the Boys' House of Refuge located on Metairie Road, between Bienville and Conti Streets, the approximate location of the Girod Asylum. From 1888 to 1897 the location is shown to be Tulane Avenue between Broad and White Streets. Amended by 3305 CS in a minor point.
House of Refuge - House of Good Shepherd Boys' House of Refuge
10325 CS 1895 This ordinance provides that whereas the present House of Refuge is not located on city property, but on property belonging to the United States Government, it was thereby resolved to dedicate certain squares in the Sixth District in the vicinity of Nashville Avenue, Joseph, Freret, and Arabella Streets, in the rear of the Shakespeare Almshouse, for the erection of a Boys' House of Refuge.
House of Refuge - House of Good Shepherd Boys' House of Refuge
12063 CS 1896 Advertising for bids for the erection of a Boys' House of Refuge.
House of Refuge - House of Good Shepherd Boys' House of Refuge
13806 CS 1897 Providing that the name of the Boy's House of Refuge be changed to the Boy's Reformatory School. N.B. - City Directories from 1898 to 1904 show the Boys' House of Refuge located on Nashville Avenue between Franklin and Liberty Streets. Directories for 1905 to 1906 show the location again on Tulane Avenue between White and Broad Streets. From 1907 to 1915 it does not appear in the City Directories. From 1916 to 1919 the location is shown at 642 Jourdan Avenue.
House of Refuge - House of Good Shepherd Boys' House of Refuge
757 NCS 1901 Authorizing advertisement for proposals to lease for 25 years the Girod Asylum on Metairie Road, providing that it be repaired by the leasee and operated as an asylum for French Orphans agreeable to the will of the late Nicholas Girod, or if rented otherwise as might be decided by the Mayor, the proceeds to be used for the care of French Orphans in any asylum recommended by the Societe Francaise de Bienfaisance of New Orleans, and selected by the Mayor.
House of Refuge - House of Good Shepherd Boys' House of Refuge
199 CCS 1913 Directing sale of 31 premium bonds of the Girod Fund, proceeds to be used for the repair of the property owned by said Fund on City Park Avenue, and now being used by the colored department of the Boys' Reformatory by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
House of Refuge - House of Good Shepherd Boys' House of Refuge
8406 CCS 1925 Authorizing lease from the New Orleans Land Company, for use in connection with the Waifs' Home, the property on Metairie Road at the intersection of Conti Street. N. B. - The Waifs' Home appears in the City Directories from 1913 to 1925 at City Park Avenue and Conti Street. In 1927 the Municipal Boys' Home is listed at this same location.
House of Refuge - House of Good Shepherd Boys' House of Refuge
9330 CCS 1926 Changing the name of the Waifs' Home to Municipal Boys' Home.
House of Refuge - House of Good Shepherd Boys' House of Refuge
13687 CCS 1932 Changing the name of the Municipal Boys' Home to the Milne Municipal Boys' Home. See "Milne Municipal Boys' Home under "Asylums".
House of Refuge - House of Good Shepherd House of Refuge
1081 OS 1845 Accepting sale of lot No. 7 in square bounded by the Work house, Perilliat, Cypress and Magnolia Streets.
House of Refuge - House of Good Shepherd House of Refuge
1104 OS 1845 Establishing a House of Refuge in Municipality No. 2 on land recently purchased adjoining the Workhouse. See 1081 OS. N. B. - City Directory for 1857 shows a House of Refuge on Magnolia Street corner of Lafayette Street. Directory for 1860 shows Boys' House of Refuge at this same location and a Girls' House of Refuge at Annunciation and Calliope Streets.
House of Refuge - House of Good Shepherd House of Refuge
95 OS 1852 Authorizing the Commissioners of the House of Refuge to select a tract of land containing not less than twenty, nor more than fifty arpents, suitable as a site for a House of Refuge.
House of Refuge - House of Good Shepherd House of Refuge
788 OS 1853 Authorizing the Mayor to purchase from P. C. Wright a tract of ground containing fifty arpents, fronting six arpents on Gentilly Road, being the same ground offered to the Commissioners of the House of Refuge. (There is no record of a House of Refuge ever to have been established on this ground. It seems to have been used for a cemetery.) See 3459 OS under "Cemeteries" p. 4)

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