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.
"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.
The Next Meeting of GTGIA will be
Wednesday, September 10
We meet in the cafeteria of
Gentilly Terrace School at 6:30 PM
Join us next Wednesday Sept 10 at the Gentilly Charter School to discuss recent events and issues regarding our community. Suzanne Blaum, Director of Education & Outreach for the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans will be speaking on the PRC's role in the communities of New Orleans, the Sellabration event set for Sept. 13th (which Gentilly Terrace & Gardens will be participating in!), and what it means to be on the National Register of Historic Places. Save the date!
If there are issues that you would like to discuss at this month's meeting, please send me an email. We would love to hear from you!
Gentilly Terrace and Gardens Improvement Association
Night Out Against Crime
Make plans now to attend our
Night Out Against Crime Potluck Dinner!
Tuesday, October 14
Join your neighbors at the Annual Night Out Against Crime http://www.crimestoppersgno.org/night-out-against-crime , hosted by the GTGIA. Bring your favorite appetizer, entrée, or dessert, and meet with neighbors, police, and local leaders on the topic of crime and safety in our community.
(This event will take the place of our regular Association meeting.)
PRC is hosting its annual historic house fair, Great Neighborhood SELLabration http://www.prcno.org/events/calendar/event.php?id=1327 , on Saturday, Sept. 13 at PRC's headquarters in the Warehouse District. Each year, more than 200 prospective homebuyers and renovators converge to make connections with neighborhood associations, lenders, realtors, contractors, title agents, insurance agents, and other professionals who will help them succeed in their journey toward homeownership in New Orleans' historic neighborhoods.
Residents of Gentilly Terrace and Gardens are invited to participate in a neighborhood-wide garage sale event on Saturday, October 25th. Participants are encouraged to be set-up for sales starting at 8am with self-provided signage posted at main street corners the evening prior or early morning of. One man's trash is another man's treasure! Please reply to this email with your address if you would like to participate, so we may have a general idea of the number of participants to provide to nola.com, etc. If you would like your address to be circulated in our emails, please let me know. In addition, Salvation Army will be collecting unwanted items in the afternoon, and we will be able to provide the required exact addresses should you confirm that you have charity items for pick-up. This is a great opportunity to get out and see neighbors, as well as take advantage of a greater amount of buyers.
At a recent meeting, Bob Simms of Safe Cams NOLA made a most informative presentation about the use of security cameras for private homes and businesses.
Please see the information here at this link for a good overview of video surveillance.
GT&GIA dues are voluntary and not mandatory to be a part of our neighborhood organization
Dues finance drinks at our Anti-Crime Walk, Night Out Against Crime, Potluck in October and our Holiday Potluck in December. Dues 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
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