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OF THE

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS

OF 1896.

ACT NO. 45

OF THE

General Assembly of the State of Louisiana,

TO INCORPORATE THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS; PROVIDE FOR THE
GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE AFFAIRS
THEREOF; AND TO REPEAL ALL ACTS INCON-

SISTENT OR IN CONFLICT THEREWITH.

APPROVED JULY 7, 1896.

REPRINTED FROM FLYNN'S DIGEST.

NEW ORLEANS:
L. Graham & Son, Ltd., Printers, 207-211 Baronne St

1896.

CITY CHARTER OF 1896.

AN ACT
To incorporate the city of New Orleans, provide for the govern-

ment and administration of the affairs thereof; and to repeal

all acts inconsistent or in conflict therewith. Due notice having been given in accordance with Art. 48 of the Constitution, and evidence thereof submitted to the General Assembly: Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana;

1.-CITY LIMITS.

SECTION 1. That all inhabitants of the parish of Or- City Limits. leans, as now bounded by the following boundaries : The Mississippi river from the lower line of the United States Barracks to Upperline street, upper side of Car- Boundaries of rollton and along the centre of Upperline street to Upperline Canal, and thence along the centre of Upperline Canal to Lake Pontchartrain, and thence along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain to the Rigolets, and thence along the Rigolets to Lake Borgne, to Fisherman's Canal, and thence along Fisherman's Canal to the line of the south side of Florida Walk, and thence along said line of Florida Walk to the lower line of the United States Barracks, and thence along the line of the United States Barracks to the Mississippi river, the point of departure; and the Fifth District of the city of New Orleans, situated on the right bank of the Mississippi river, and bounded by a line established by the State Engineers, beginning at a point near the river bank, opposite Ptolemy street, thence running as follows, viz. :

South, 42 deg. 30 min.; east, 4 miles and about 1080 feet; south, 3 deg. 10 min.; west, about 620 feet.

Thence along the back line of properties south 57 deg. east, 2143 feet 4 inches.

North 2 deg. 45 min.; east, 1910 feet 7 inches.
South, 53 deg. 30 min.; east, 5162 feet 2 inches.

North, 6 deg. 15 min. ; east, 4932 feet 7 inches to township line one mile 138 feet 924 inches.

South, 76 deg. ; east, 311 feet 4'; inches to township line 445 feet 10 inches.

South, 72 deg. ; east, 947 feet 9'é inches.

South, 65 deg. ; 30 min.; east, 955 feet to range line 1337 feet 8 inches.

South, 83' deg. ; east, 860 feet 6 inches.

North, 61 deg. 7 min.; east, 524 feet 7 inches to range line 1366 feet 6 inches.

South, 81 deg. 15 min.; east, 2368 feet 6 inches to range line 4383 feet 2 inches.

South, 61 deg. 53 min.; east, 1x miles and about 2770 feet 2 inches.

South, 31 deg. 35 min., east, 14 miles and 2163 feet to line of Jeanne Lassales, and thence up the Missis

sippi river to the point of departure. City of New Are hereby created a body corporate and established Orleans,

as a political corporation by the name of "The City of New Orleans," with the following powers and no more:

It shall have a seal, and may sue and be sued, and may acquire property by all lawful means, and hold and dispose of same.

sentative Dis. trict.

II.-WARDS AND MUNICIPAL DISTRICTS. First Repre.

SEC. 2. Said city shall be divided into the following sentative Dis-wards and municipal districts, to-wit: First Ward,

. First Ward. First Representative District, bounded as follows, viz. :

From the Mississippi river along the centre of Thalia street to the intersection of Claiborne Canal, and thence along the centre of Claiborne Canal to the centre of Felicity road to the Mississippi river, and thence along the

Mississippi river to the point of departure. Second Repre.

Second Ward, Second Representative District, bounded

as follows, viz.: From the Mississippi river along Second Ward, the centre of Julia street to the New Canal, and thence

along the centre of New Canal to Carrollton avenue, and thence along the centre of C'arrollton avenue to the centre of Melpomene Canal, and thence along the centre of Melpomene Canal to the centre of Claiborne Canal, and thence along the centre of Claiborne Canal to the centre of Thalia street, ana thence along the centre of Thalia street to the Mississippi river, and thence

along the Mississippi river to the point of departure. Third Repre. sentative Dis

Third Ward, Third Representative District, bounded Third Ward, as follows, viz. : From the Mississippi river along the

sentative Dis.

centre of Canal street to the old Metairie Road, thence along the centre of the old Metairie Road to the centre of the New Canal, and thence along the centre of the New Canal to the centre of Rampart street, and thence along the centre of Rampart street to the centre of Julia street, and thence along the centre of Julia street to the Mississippi river, and thence along the Mississippi river to the point of departure. Fourth Ward, Fourth Representative District, bounded Fourth Repre:

sentative bis. as follows, viz.: From the Mississippi river along the trict.

Fourth Ward. centre of Canal street to the Old Metairie Road, thence along the centre of the Old Metairie Road to New Canal, thence along the centre of New Canal to Lake Pontchartrain, thence along Lake Pontchartrain to Orleans Canal, thence along the centre of Orleans Canal to the Old Metairie Road, thence along the centre of Old Metairie Road to St. Louis street, thence along the centre of St. Louis street to the Mississippi river, thence to the point of departure.

Fifth Ward, Fifth Representative District, bounded Fifth Repreas follows, viz. : From the Mississippi river along the trict. centre of St. Louis street to the Old Metairie Road, thence along the centre of Old Metairie Road to the centre of Orleans Canal, thence along the centre of said canal to Lake Pontchartrain, thence along Lake Shore to Bayou St. John, thence along the centre of Bayou St. John to St. Philip street, thence along the centre of St. Philip street to the Mississippi river, thence to the point of departure. Sixth Ward, Sixth Representative District, bounded sixth Repre

sentative Dis. as follows, viz.: From the Mississippi river along trict.

, the centre of St. Philip street, to Bayou St. John, Sixth Ward. thence along the centre of Bayou St. John to Esplanade street, thence along the centre of Esplanade street to the Mississippi river, thence to the point of departure.

Seventh Ward, Seventh Representative District, Seventh Reprebounded as follows, viz. : From the Mississippi river along the centre of Esplanade street, to Bayou St. John, Seventh Ward. and thence along the centre of Bayou St. John and cutoff to Lake Pontchartrain, and thence along Lake Pontchartrain to Elysian Fields street, and thence along

Fifth Ward,

sentative Dis. trict.

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