Camp st. — sun. march 4, 2018
i remember passing by on my way to the french quarter. every day. a lighthouse in the middle of the city. no nearby body of water. bizarre, mais sublime. -a.b
modeled after the historic milneburg lighthouse.
the building was constructed in this way as a symbol - a metaphor for the beacon lighthouse for the blind (for the visually impaired citizens of new orleans). •
kingsley house - still going strong after 12m0+ years and responsible for so many social programs in the city - started holding classes for the blind in 1911. this later developed into the la commission for the blind and a goal of providing employment for people who were visually handicapped.
info retrieved: http://www.old-new-orleans.com/no_lighthouse.html