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Still a neat pedestal

Pretty tall, closed as of March 2018, can't go up past the street. The man was fighting to keep... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Dosmastr
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Brooklawn, New Jersey
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A must see

This historic circle named for Robert E Lee. His statue was removed let’s hope the name is not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
921clinth
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St Louis, mo
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St. Charles Ave. at Howard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Arts District – Warehouse District
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This historic circle named for Robert E Lee. His statue was removed let’s hope the name is not changed to simply “circle”. Keep our heritage in NOLA.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank J W
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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Sowellman
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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Thedevelopingimage
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Dosmastr
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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Dan W
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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank jfadds
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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank jacifus
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

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank IkoIkoIko
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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank The_Loup_Garou
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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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