Magic Archway, New Orleans

Magic Archway was created by Laurel True, True Mosaics Studio, and Faubourg Lafitte community members with support from Providence Community Housing, Enterprise Community Partners, L+M Development Partners, Inc., the Housing Authority of New Orleans and the Arts Council of New Orleans. 

A place of contemplation and gathering, the arch celebrates the history, present moment, and future of this neighborhood.

Lined with bricks like those of the Lafitte Public Housing Development and mosaics from residents of Faubourg Lafitte, it serves as an edifice to honor the strength and solidity of communities that were formed here over generations, while referencing the architectural and building trades that were, and continue to be, so important to the history and culture of New Orleans. As Jeff Poree, a fifth generation master plasterer who collaborated on this project said, it “moves forward with a feeling for the past.”

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