Bywater Tour Friday | March 19 | 10 a.m. Departure Point: Hotel Peter & Paul (2317 Burgundy Street) Purchase tickets: https://friendsofthecabildo.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S3h000000CaY1EAK _ The Bywater, previously known as the Upper Ninth Ward, lies on natural high ground along the Mississippi River. In the 300 years of urban growth, the desirable riverside location transformed from colonial plantations to an important industrial area linked by railroads and river transport to national and international shipping. The dense working class community that grew up alongside is rich in historic houses – colorful Creole cottages and ornamented shotgun dwellings – and has been transformed since Hurricane Katrina floods into one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The industrial riverfront has been replaced by a linear urban park, and many of the warehouses have become restaurants, artist studios and home to a variety of creative industries. The one way tour will start at Hotel Peter & Paul, a recent and acclaimed adaptive reuse of a closed Catholic church complex of buildings and end at the Piety St entrance to Crescent Park, with an optional guided walk back to the Crescent Park entrance at Elysian Fields. _ During the City of New Orleans modified phase 2 our tours will be limited to 8 guests. Masks are required for the tour and to practice social distancing we will use the Vox Machine System. _ Dates, times, and group sizes subject to change with City of New Orleans guidelines.