Gentilly Terrace and Gardens
Is a neighborhood in New Orleans which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Begun in 1909 as a getaway community from the main part of the city, Gentilly Terrace was developed with a unique-to-New Orleans flavor of architecture.
With a mix of California bungalow, English Tudor, and Spanish hacienda styles, the ambiance in the Terrace is a refreshing departure from the din of the city. With a diverse mixture of residential, commercial, and schools Gentilly Terrace and Gardens is an attractive place for all who call it home. To see more pictures of our diverse neighborhood, click here.
To view the original charter of Gentilly Terrace and Gardens, dated March 1924, please click here.
To see a fascinating retrospective of Gentilly Terrace Elementary School in the 1950's please click this link.
"Gentilly Terrace-the First One Hundred Years"
Books On Sale Now
A limited number of the history book, "Gentilly Terrace: The First One Hundred Years," are still available for only $5. Pick up a copy at the monthly meeting.
Contact Kim Schaefer
A few Centennial Celebration fans and magnets are also available for purchase.
GT&GIA dues are voluntary and not mandatory to be a part of our neighborhood organization. They are 20.00 per year.
Dues finance drinks at our Anti-Crime Walk, Night Out Against Crime, Potluck in October and our Holiday Potluck in December. They also help with incidental cost related to Movie Nights, Neighborhood Conservation, and Sign Landscaping.
Make checks out to: GT&GIA, Pay dues at neighborhood association meetings or deliver dues to 3431 Gentilly Blvd., located at the corner of Spain St. Kim can be reached at (504) 283-8881 or email her at: Kim Schaefer
Questions concerning our Website?
If you have questions about or input for the website, please email John Ryan at
GTGIA Meets the Second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM
We meet in the Cafeteria
of Gentilly Terrace School
@Arts and Carnot Streets
Meeting May 10, 2017
Meeting June 14, 2017
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Gentilly Terrace and Gardens Improvement Association
On behalf of your GT&GIA, we'd like to express our heartfelt appreciation for all participants and donors to this spring's
GT&GIA COMMUNITY YARD SALE and
ARTS & CRAFTS / PLANT & BAKE SALE
Twenty-four households registered and participated, and numerous businesses and neighborhood residents generously donated items for sale.
We'd like to extend a special "thank you" to the following donors:
Avant Garde Construction
Harold's Indoor & Outdoor Plants
The Original Fiorella's Restaurant
Finally, we'd be remiss if we didn't publicly commend GT&GIA Board Member Mae LiZama for her role as event planner extraordinaire! Thank you, Mae, for leading the effort to organize such a successful and fun event!!
NEXT UP: The general neighborhood meeting will be on Wednesday, May 10th. We'll have a guest speaker from the city's Recreation & Development Commission (NORDC), which is headquartered on Franklin Avenue at the edge of our neighborhood, and which recently debuted the newly-renovated Milne Gym on Filmore. NORDC's Steve Martin will discuss recreation opportunities for children and adults alike, including information on summer camps.
Check out The Gentilly Messenger, a local online news source at Gentillymessenger.com
From their website:
GentillyMessenger.com is a local, independent online source of news, commerce and knowledge for the greater Gentilly area...
Every day at GentillyMessenger.com, you’ll find neighborhood-level coverage of government and politics, crime, business and community events. We will tell the stories of Gentilly New Orleans and surrounding areas through traditional articles and photos, as well as video and live-blogging made possible by the Internet.
GentillyMessenger.com will primarily cover the news for Gentilly, Gentilly Terrace, Ponchartrain Park, Gentilly Woods, Lakefront, Lakeview and some New Orleans East news.
A Letter From The President
I wanted to take the opportunity to wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year and also, at the start of my term as president of GT&GIA, express my excitement for what is to come.
Before I list a few of the more important issues that I and the board will be addressing in the upcoming year, I want to make it clear that all of you are welcome to bring to the board’s attention whatever matters you feel are important, whenever they arise, whether or not you see them listed below.
That said, in the coming year, the association will make progress on the following fronts:
Stay tuned for more, and once again, Happy New Year!
President, Gentilly Terrace & Gardens Improvement Association