|City Park Peristyle
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|Constructed in 1907, the Neo-Classical Peristyle in City Park is
one of the park's oldest and most recognizable structures. It
was originally designed as a dance pavillion. Four magnificent
concrete lions guard the Peristyle next to steps leading down to
the edge of Bayou Metairie. Ducks, geese and swans swim by
during the day and, at night, the lights of the Peristyle are
dramatically reflected on the Bayou.
The photo above was taken in 1929.
|Over one hundred years of sentry duty.
|The photo directly above is courtesy of Ray Dutrell.