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
SPRING YARD SALE MAY 7
It's that time of year! Mark your calendar for the annual Gentilly Terrace & Gardens Spring Yard Sale on Saturday, May 7th. Beginning at 8:00 a.m., homes across the community will set out their goods for sale. If you would like to take part, please reply to Cate with your address for inclusion in the event. Our goal is to have 50 homes participate this year! In addition, neighbors will be selling a selection of potted herbs, vegetables, flowering plants, shrubs, ferns and house plants, as well as a selection of baked goods on the grounds of the Gentilly Terrace Charter School, with all proceeds benefiting the Gentilly Terrace & Gardens Improvement Association. Don't miss out!
Gentilly Terrace and Gardens
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Gentilly Terrace & Gardens
Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 11th, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Gentilly Terrace Charter School @ Arts and Carnot Street
Historic District Information Meeting: May 11th
Many New Orleans neighborhoods have become the subject of City-designated study committees to determine the need and potential for Historic District protections, including Mid-City and Uptown. Bring your questions and get informed at our next meeting so that you can best represent your views if Gentilly Terrace and Gardens becomes a candidate through the appointment of a City study committee.
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.