New Orleans is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own distinct character. The oldest of these neighborhoods is the French Quarter, known to locals as “the Quarter.” Most popularly known for Bourbon Street and its many bars, restaurants, hotels, and music clubs, the French Quarter also has many attractions that are family-friendly.
FSU’s campus is in the heart of the French Quarter in a neighborhood known as “the Seventh Ward,” which is bounded by S. Claiborne Avenue to the north, Esplanade Avenue to the south, St. Louis Street on the east, and Rampart Street on the west.
The Seventh Ward has been called New Orleans’ cradle of culture and home to more than 200 historic structures. The architecture in this area ranges from Creole cottages to Greek Revival townhouses to Italianate mansions. It was designated a National Historic District in 1974.
The Seventh Ward is a neighborhood of the New Orleans, Louisiana area. It is located at the easternmost point of the city and was the largest neighborhood in New Orleans until the 1960s when it was split into two parts: the current Seventh Ward and a smaller area known as Bywater.
The original boundaries of the Seventh Ward encompassed all of what is now called Faubourg Marigny and Bywater. These boundaries were established when the city was created by French colonists in 1722. The name “Seventh Ward” came from being the seventh district of the city — or “wards” as they are commonly referred to in New Orleans — as designated by a municipal ordinance in 1852. It also gave rise to the nickname “Little Africa,” since that ward had a substantial population of free people of color before the Civil War.
The original seven wards of New Orleans were created in 1722 when the city was incorporated from parts of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti). The 7th Ward was bounded by St. Bernard Parish on the north, Rampart Street on the east, Esplanade Avenue to Bayou St. John on its south, and Basin Street on its west side.
Seventh Ward is a neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is geographically and culturally separate from the other sections of Uptown New Orleans.
It is bounded by the Mississippi River to the North, St. Charles Ave to the East, Napoleon Ave to the West, and Magazine St to the South. The 7th Ward is part of a larger neighborhood called “Uptown”, which also includes portions of the 8th, 9th, and 10th Wards of New Orleans.
The 7th Ward was home to the notorious “Murder Dubs” gang in the late 1980s and 1990s.
The 7th Ward was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and has since experienced a moderate recovery with many new buildings having been built or renovated (with a bit of gentrification occurring as well.)