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Gallatin Street: New Orleans’ original den of sin

by The 100 Companies

A two-block strip of land adjacent to the Old U.S. Mint was once New Orleans’ most notoriously sinful neighborhood. Known throughout the 1800s as Gallatin Street, it was packed with rambunctious dance halls, prostitution and countless vices.  However, by the Great Depression, Gallatin Street was nearly demolished to establish the French Market.

While the buildings are gone, the musical spirit that once sounded through its restless streets lives on today through Gallatin Street Records.

Founded in 2014 by the New Orleans Jazz Museum, the boutique record  label preserves vintage museum recordings and new performances from its performing arts center.

– Margaret Willard, The 100 Companies

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