Bywater Historic District

Bywater Historic District, New Orleans: Address, Phone Number, Bywater Historic District Reviews: 4.5/5

Bywater Historic District
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A quiet, swampy neighborhood downriver from the French Quarter.
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AliSpekterman
Qiryat Bialik, Israel111 contributions
Add Some Color to your Day
Jun 2021 • Solo
What a sweet area. Houses like colorful chocolate boxes, friendly people (at least 5 or 6 residents, sitting on their porches, said hello.), lovely places to stop for a bite.
Written June 10, 2021
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Hank H
Gambier, OH99 contributions
Bywater Bliss
Feb 2020 • Couples
My son lives in the Bywater historical district (there are plaques to prove it) and I’ve visited a few times. It’s undergoing a gentrification but is still under the radar for most. The general vibe is low-key rather than excitement. However...

Some of the best inexpensive breakfasts in town can be found at Elizabeth’s and the Bywater Bakery (and others). For a surreal walk check out the ‘End of the World’ A-bomb warning siren site in the wasteland (way) behind the abandoned Naval base at the confluence of the Mississippi and the Bywater canal. From this walk you can view some of the good graffiti now covering the base. Be sure to take a friend or two along on this trek. There is a pokemon gym there if you need a map. Another place you won’t find on Trip Advisor is Vaughn’s which is a legendary dive (the place looks like it is about to collapse) with a high class blues/jazz pedigree. Bacchanal provides a unique high quality yet informal dining experience. Jack Dempsey’s is an old school steak and seafood place that I hope to try in the next few days.

I ‘m just scratching the surface. As mentioned elsewhere, this is a residential district so if traveling through, be mindful of the people who live there.
Written February 18, 2020
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hellfirekeep
New Orleans, LA105 contributions
Gentrified
Apr 2019 • Friends
If you want to walk around and take a look at the unique Cottages and Shotgun homes, go for it. BUT... remember that it is ALL residential, try not to look inside the windows, you're being creepy. Even if it has changed over the years, what with hipster's and AirBnB taking over... doesn't mean that violence doesn't exist in that Faubourg (District). Try to stay safe while, "touring" the New Orleans residential area's. Don't be naive.
Written April 13, 2019
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Janet M
41 contributions
Great to walk around and see the color.
Feb 2019
Enjoyed walking around the neighborhood. The houses are each unique and colorful. So much beauty and character. Each block has a personality.
Written February 26, 2019
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,381 contributions
The Sliver by the River
Feb 2019
The Bywater Historic District in New Orleans, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was mostly plantation land in the colonial era. Many people from France, Spain and the French Caribbean settled here. Historically, it is home to the site at which Homer Plessy was removed from an East Louisiana Railroad car from violating the separate car act, an event that resulted in the famous Plessy v. Ferguson case and the legal doctrine of "separate but equal." A historical marker stands at the intersection of Press Street and Royal Street to commemorate the event. Today, Bywater and neighboring Faubourg Marigny are two of the most colorful neighborhoods in New Orleans. The architectural styles borrow heavily from the colonial French and Spanish and have elements of the Caribbean. This blending over the last three centuries has resulted in an architectural style unique to the city. Bywater is bounded by Florida Avenue to the north, the Industrial Canal to the east, the Mississippi River to the south and the railroad tracks along Homer Plessy Way (formerly Press Street) to the west. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, many survivors flocked to the area as it was less affected by the storm, due to the slightly higher elevation closer to the Mississippi River. Bywater became what was known as the "Sliver in the River," meaning neighborhoods that saw no flooding, including Faubourg Marigny and the French Quarter.
Written February 17, 2019
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Nancy D
Los Angeles, CA1,705 contributions
Fun to drive around and see homes
Jan 2019 • Friends
Because we had a private car, we could drive around the area and see all the homes. We had coffee and cake at Solo Espresso which was really yummy and we walked Crescent Park. It was great to check out this area of the city.
Written January 5, 2019
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Monica P
Buenos Aires, Argentina5 contributions
Great
Feb 2018
Lovely neighborhood, way more chill than the French Quarter. Less touristy, delicious restaurants in the area, nice bars, and beautiful architecture.
Written February 23, 2018
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Kevin M
New Orleans, LA49 contributions
The 6th borough
Feb 2017 • Friends
This is definitely the best place to go in New Orleans is you want visit Brooklyn, but can't afford it.
The park at the river is fantastic.
Written May 26, 2017
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DB-Raw
Santa Fe, NM1,097 contributions
Eclectic, Engaging, Artistic
Dec 2016 • Family
It's easy to spend a part of a day or even a whole day in the Bywater Neighborhood. This neighborhood has a cool, experimental vibe.There are plenty of eateries, music venues, art spots and interesting things to see. From Dr. Bob's to The Joint, Euclid Records to Frady's, The Bargain Center to New Orleans Center for Creative Arts...there are a ton of things to see. If you like to walk it is not too far from the French Quarter through Faubourg Marigny.
Written December 28, 2016
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nonekaro
Paris, France21 contributions
Bywater a safe district ? yes
Aug 2016 • Family
I recently stayed with my family in Bywater and answer to old reviews (2012) regarding the safety of the district. We never felt unsafe. Day and night. It is the place where I would go back with great pleasure; As others said, it is not particularly dangerous to walk inside. But it is very residential and rather deserted on the streets after dark. It is not the richest part of the city. Some buildings look derelict and unsused. And it is good;
Some people may feel uncomfortable in this authentic neighborhood. Grunge and funky vibes, not for the preppies
Written August 29, 2016
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