Thursday, January 1, 2009

Bus Terminal Bathroom

Bus Terminal Bathroom
Patrolman Mancuso was ordered to stakeout the bus terminal bathroom on Canal St. This was punishment for not arresting anyone and for being generally inept.
In 1932, Greyhound Bus Lines opened a brand new bus terminal at 1520 Canal Street to great fanfare. That station was the one where Patrolman Mancuso encountered George and tried to arrest him. In 1957, Greyhound announced that they’d be building a much larger facility at Tulane and South Clairborne Aveneues.
Meanwhile, in 1954, The New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal (NOUPT) opened at 1001 Loyola Ave. It replaced several train terminals and consolidated rail travel very neatly. In the 1970’s, the NOUPT shortened two platforms so that Greyhound could use the facility as an intermodal station.
Today, the Greyhound Bus station looks like this…

3/10/09 Edit: Heres a link to a circa 1950's photo of the Greyhound Bus Station...

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