The blocks, or squares, vary in length, but generally a block measures 320 feet, making about 13 blocks or squares to the mile.
From Canal Street Up St. Charles Street and Avenue — To Lee Place (3716 feet) 0.70 miles
From Canal Street Up Camp or Magazine Street —
From Canal Street Down Chartres Street — To Esplanade street 0.97 miles
From Head of Canal Street Towards Lake — To Rampart street 0.70 miles
From Canal and Royal Streets via Rampart and Esplanade Avenues —
From Head of Canal Street Along River Bank — To Ursuline Convent 2.75 miles
Width of Mississippi River — From bank opposite Jackson Square to Algiers Point (formerly called Slaughter House Point), 2250 feet, equivalent to 0.42 miles
Carriages and cabs meet all trains and boats and the rates are fixed by the above ordinance, copy of which must be posted in each vehicle, and the driver must wear on the outside front of his coat a numbered badge. Violations of the ordinance are punished by fine and imprisonment, and complaints must be made at the Mayor's office, City Hall, or to the Chief of Police.
All depots are on the city side of the river, but if a carriage or cab has to cross the river the passenger or passengers shall pay the ferriage to or from any hotel and the following depots or steamboat landings, between Julia and St. Louis streets. Hand baggage free. Trunks 25 cents each, unless otherwise agreed upon.
Union Station: Illinois Central Railroad, Mississippi Valley Railroad, Louisville and Nashville Railroad, 50 cents per passenger, additional half mile or part thereof, 50 cents.
Texas and Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad, 75 cents per passenger.
New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad, 75 cents per passenger.
One horse cab or vehicle (6am to 9pm): One passenger, one mile or part thereof, 50 cents; for each additional passenger, 50 cents; for each additional half mile or part thereof, 25 cents.
Two-horse carriage or vehicle (6am to 9pm): One passenger, one mile or part thereof, $1; for each additional passenger, 50 cents; for each additional half mile or part thereof, 50 cents per passenger.
Night Rates— 9 P. M. to 6 A. M.
One-horse cabs or vehicles: One passenger, one mile or part thereof, 75 cents; for each additional passenger, 50 cents; for each additional half mile or part thereof, 50 cents.
Two-horse carriages or vehicles: One passenger, one mile or part thereof, $1; for each additional passenger, $1; for each Children under 12 years, half of the above rates.
Carriages and Other Vehicles by the Hour.
Cab or carriage, $1.50 for the first hour and $1 for each succeeding hour or fractional part thereof for the entire cab or carriage.
For distancs in th city, see Table of Distances.
Fine carriages for driving or visiting can always be had at Johnson's Stables, Magazine and Julia streets, or Prytania and Washington avenues. Carriages first-class. Rates reasonable.
NEW ORLEANS GUIDE, With Descriptions of the Routes to New Orleans, Sights of the City Arranged Alphabetically, ans Other Information Useful to Travelers; Also, Outlines of the History of Louisiana, By Hon. James S. Zacharie, Second Vice President of the Louisiana Historical Society, Member of the City Council of New Orleans. F. F. Hansell & Bro., Ltd, New Orleans. 1893, 1902
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