The WPA repaired North Peters Street in the rear of the French Market, facilitating the handling of freight into the market stalls. This photograph was taken on January 5, 1937.

The Morning Call coffee stand ("New Orleans Most Famous Coffee Drinking Place") is shown at the left of the photograph. At the right is the WPA-built wholesale seafood shed (since demolished). The taller structure at the end of the market complex is the United States Mint which, in 1937, was being used as a federal prison.

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