from our friend Michelle Kimball, a tireless advocate for our old buildings and the people and history that have lived in them:
Michelle B Kimball
Demolition day in 2002. These buildings once housed Morris Music, which was owned by the Karnofsky family, and the photography studio of Florestein Perrault Collins, New Orleans' first African American photographer. Rooted in New Orleans' jazz heritage, the buildings had also been part of the old Chinatown district. They were torn down to make way for a parking garage that was never built. Today the owner received permission to pave over the site for surface parking.