Lafonette, Guardian of the Garden District

Lafonette, Guardian of the Garden District


Lafonette here, leader of the streetcar secondline, here to move you forward by traveling back in time. With me in the conductor’s chair, your route will be filled with timeless charm, ageless beauty and one surprise after another.

Dimensions: 30x40 oil on canvas.

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Artist’s note: Lafonette was named after architect and city planner Barthélemy Lafon. Lafon set the location for St. Charles Avenue and it was he who named the streets in the Garden District after the Greek muses. Rumor has it, he had a side hustle as a privateer.