Gentilly

 

The Gentilly neighborhood – bounded by Lake Pontchartrain on the north, Peoples Avenue to the east, the London Avenue Canal on the west and the Louisville and Nashville Railroad to the south – is home to English cottages and Spanish and Mediterranean Revival raised houses from the early 1900s as well as the largest collection of California Craftsman-style bungalows in Louisiana.

Originally founded on the long, narrow ridge surrounded by swamp land, much of Gentilly was man-made – built by piling up earth in the shallow sections of the swamp to create high land and the development of drainage pumps that allowed this the area to become entirely populated.

Gentilly Terrace Gardens & Improvement Association