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Lee Circle

St. Charles Ave. at Howard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Sad to see that New Orleans would cave in to the wishes of a few to remove the statue of such a... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
J W
,
Dallas, Texas
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Thank God it's no longer there

One of the highlights of our trip, among many, was passing by Lee Circle on the St. Charles... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Sowellman
,
Boise, Idaho
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St. Charles Ave. at Howard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Arts District – Warehouse District
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Sad to see that New Orleans would cave in to the wishes of a few to remove the statue of such a famous General. It dishonors the ancestors of many of us who were born and raised in the south! What next, New Orleans? Jackson...More

1  Thank J W
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

One of the highlights of our trip, among many, was passing by Lee Circle on the St. Charles Streetcar and seeing the 60-foot-high pedestal missing the 16-foot statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The monument was dedicated in 1884 to a military leader who...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I walked to this circle to catch the cable car to the garden district. To be honest I had no idea that General Lee used to stand atop the monument. However after I got on the car I heard a group discussing it. It is...More

1  Thank Thedevelopingimage
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Pretty tall, closed as of March 2018, can't go up past the street. The man was fighting to keep slavery so I guess it's for the best. If you think it's about anything but slavery check the articles of secession.

1  Thank Dosmastr
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

My wife and I have discussed this at length. One person (or a handful) deciding to remove a statue is a shame. If the cities residents voted in majority to remove the statue that is one thing but if the council or mayor decided without...More

2  Thank Dan W
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

History is history- taking down this statue does not change anything Piut up plaques putting all into historical perspective- common sense Tearing this down at great cost while half the city streets are a wreck is ridiculous Hope the citizens of NOLA vote this guy...More

1  Thank jfadds
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Once again, History Revisionism succeeded in removing a piece of history. The noble General Robert E. Lee was one of the greatest Generals in American History. His military tactics are still taught with reverence and awe, at the United States Military Academy at West Point,...More

1  Thank jacifus
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

On May 18, 2017, the City of New Orleans announced that the statue of General Robert E Lee would be removed at 9 a.m. the following day. The decision was made two years earlier by a vote of the City Council. The statue was erected...More

3  Thank IkoIkoIko
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

For some years, I shared a studio, a few blocks above Lee Circle. It was always a highlight of my day, to drive around it, and admire it. Then, the neighborhood changed, mostly for the better, but the monument seemed to become a home for...More

1  Thank The_Loup_Garou
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Southern ambiance, culture and charm are falling to the wayside with the removal of historical monuments in "The City that Care Forgot". Once THE meeting place for families at Mardi Gras has is now in an old junkyard shed. Such a sad time for the...More

3  Thank glapril
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Arts District / Warehouse District
Once a thriving industrial zone, today this district
is home to a buzzing arts scene with an amazing
assortment of galleries, boutiques, and studios having
moved in and set up shop throughout the disused
warehouses for which the area is so well known. Much
of the art you'll come across here is local in scope,
ownership and inspiration. However, among the many old
brick warehouses are modern structures of steel and
...More
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