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Striking difference

August 10, 2016 2:45 PM
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Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano pburch@tulane.edu
  

 

 

At the corner of Canal and Baronne streets in downtown New Orleans, an interesting mix of architectural styles can be seen. The Walgreens Pharmacy has a modern design while the  Immaculate Conception church, known to locals as the Jesuit church, has a Neo-Venetian Gothic style. Despite the stark contrast in design styles, the two buildings were completed within eight years of each other: the church in 1930 and the pharmacy in 1938.