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DESIRE Street Night Light

sku# nl-026

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$28.00
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DESIRE Street, New Orleans Night Light. The Original New Orleans Night Light. Diffuses the light softly through the image. Each one is hand crafted in my New Orleans studio. They are 3x3 inches & come with a 4 watt light bulb.
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DESIRE Street Night Light
DESIRE Street, New Orleans Night Light. The Original New Orleans Night Light. Diffuses the light softly through the image. Each one is hand crafted in my New Orleans studio. They are 3x3 inches & come with a 4 watt light bulb.
One of my favorite architectural elements in New Orleans is our iconic street tiles. They are beautiful and make our city unique. Encaustic tiles with street names were laid in sidewalks at street corners in New Orleans around the 1920's. The original tiles were made in Alhambra, Spain and many of these tiles are still common in older parts of the city. In later years, other types of tiles were laid on our streets. DESIRE Street was on the former plantation of Robert Gauthier Montreuil. He was a veteran of the Battle of New Orleans which was the last battle of the War of 1812. When he subdivided his land, he named a street after his daughter Desiree. Over the years, the street has become pronounced DESIRE. It is also the street which inspired the title of legendary Tennessee Williams' work, Streetcar Named Desire. The DESIRE streetcar once rolled down ROYAL Street near Tennessee Williams' apartment