Saturday, July 23, 2011
By yesterday morning, the regal, golden double shotgun at 1905-07 Cleveland Avenue had been prepped in part for moving. Fortunately, it only seems to require the loss of a small addition on the back of the main building. Chimneys will still have to be removed.
It's this building, the building with green batten shutters where Ms. Ella and her husband Pee-wee, who masked Indian, once lived.
If you take a look at the photo below, ask yourself...how do I know that I'm in New Orleans in this picture? Many would recognize Charity Hospital. But what about someone who's not a local? The golden shotgun really does become the lone sign on the urban horizon of a unique place, a token of being in New Orleans.