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In 1895 a huge fire consumed over two hundred homes in Algiers, including the Duverje Plantation home. This was a rough time and progress was slow but they rebuilt and the neighborhoods blossomed. Difficult times arose again in the 1970’s and 1980’s with the closure of the railroad and the oil bust. As a result of jobs lost, residents left the area and homes and property were left to deteriorate from neglect. A silver lining was realized in the 1990’s when buyers and sellers saw renovation opportunities. Eventually home and property values increased and today Algiers and Algiers Point is one of the most desirable locations for home buyers.In 1848 the Naval Air Station was established. During the past decade there has been considerable downsizing of government and most of the air station has been moved to other locations. Today the area operates as a Federal City. This area is prime for development in the near future with over 800,000 square feet of space available for development. There is space for residential, commercial, retail, playgrounds and more.
Local Eats and Drinks
If you are in the mood for some authentic southern food then Chubbies Fried Chicken should be on the list of places to eat. If you are looking for Asian cuisine then Mandarin House is the place for you. The Olive Branch Cafe has all the Italian favorites if that is what you are craving. If you are wanting to “quench your thirst” then J & K bar and cafe, affectionately known as the “Best dive bar in Algiers”, provides live bands, three pool tables, video games and video poker. The menu does not disappoint offering red beans and rice and a local favorite, the bacon cheeseburger.
Also known as “the point”, it is the oldest part of Algiers and is often referred to as “New Orleans’ best kept secret”. It was named as a result of the navigational bend of the Mississippi River around the city of Algiers, as seen on nautical maps.
Algiers Point was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1978.
When looking for your new home a great way to see the architecture and gardens of the homes and businesses, experience the rhythm of the city, and taste the local cuisine, is to participate in a two hour walking tour provided by Algiers Point Tours. Another unique way to experience the lifestyle of The Point is to spend the night or the weekend in one of the bed and breakfast.
Eats & Treats
New Orleans is well known for the food and Algiers and Algiers Point are no step-sister in this department either. Enjoy food with a French flair at Tout de Suite Cafe. There is Bubby’s Sandwiches, Johns Seafood, Dry Dock Cafe, Crown & Anchor English Pub, Vine & Dine, and Gulf Pizza prepared and served out of a refurbished Gulf gas station, to name a few.
The residents of Algiers and Algiers Point are very active in their neighborhood associations. Some of which include the Algiers Economic and Development Foundation, Algiers Behrman Community Garden, Friends of The Algiers Courthouse, Friends of the Ferry and Confetti Kids to name a few.
Algiers is a community with-in Orleans Parish on the Westbank side of the Mississippi River. It is often referred to as New Orleans’ “red-headed stepsister”. It was founded in 1719 by the French and named based on the understanding of the relative proximity of Algeria to France, which is similar to the proximity of Algiers to New Orleans. It is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. After the Louisiana Purchase the Spanish came followed by the Germans, Irish, Italians and the Sicilians. Development of Algiers began in the 1800’s with the building of the first plantation homes. The earliest plantation owner was Barthelemy Duverje whose home was used as the courthouse for a while. In 1827 the ferry began running between the French Quarter and Algiers Point.
From around 1840-1870 Algiers enjoyed its independence but was eventually annexed to the city in 1870.