The aftermath of the devastation of Katrina is still visible throughout the lover 9th ward in New Orleans. Nonetheless, it is definitely worth taking the time to visit some very important sites. McDonogh 19 Elementary School, one of the first two sites integrated on November 14, 1960. Aycock Barn, Jackson Barracks, and the Twin Doullut steamboat houses on Egania Street at numbers 400 and 503. You'll see more signs of recovery near the Arabi Food Market 650 Friscoville Avenue which was the hub of this area during the days immediately following the disaster when water hit the 20' mark and completely submerged the market. You'll see many shotgun houses lining the streets nearby, some restored and many still completely destroyed.
If you want to venture to the Upper 9th Ward you'll find a park with the history of Katrina and the subsequent recovery depicted on displays near the new neighborhood re-built by Brad Pitt's Make it Right foundation. You can even stand next to the repaired levy where the breech began so many years ago.
Plan on a few hours and be sure to catch a meal at the Arabi Food Market. It's small and can get busy so you may decide to carry out and eat at the Aycock Barn nearby. Restrooms are available there and some tourist info.
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