Camp Parapet Powder Magazine - Metairie, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member scrambler390
N 29° 57.664 W 090° 09.327
15R E 774514 N 3317876
Unique south Louisiana civil war era powder magazine. Located at the end of Causway Blvd., close to the Mississippi river.
Waymark Code: WM7Q53
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Magazine was opened on my visit. I learned alot of oral history, from members of the Jefferson Parish Historical Society, who were present. The Magazine tunnels once stretched from this structure north almost a mile to the Metairie Ridge. The inside was lit, but very small and taking photos was difficult (they did not come out good). It was a built to defend New Orleans from a Union attack from the North. The union attacked from south, so this location saw no action. The Union then manned it for a Confederate counter attack, which never came.
Plenty of information found online. Great history found at the State of Louisiana Register website, located here
Street address:
Arlington St., E of Causeway Blvd
Metarie , LA USA

County / Borough / Parish: Jefferson

Year listed: 1977

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1850-1874

Historic function: Defense. Sub - Arm Storage

Current function: Vacant - Not In Use

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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