Carrollton Centennial Monument.

This obelisk-style stone monument really towers over my Puch Maxi. It was placed in Palmer Park to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Carrollton. The week-long celebration began on March 11, 1945 and included speeches, music, and parades. It was rather quiet on the day of my visit…maybe plans are underway for 175th anniversary celebration?

Samuel Loewenberg Arch.

puch arch

This is a rather unassuming tribute to Samuel Loewenberg, Treasurer of Touro Synagogue in 1881. Seems he was one of the prominent leaders of the Jewish community in New Orleans in the mid-19th century. The structure, with a non-functioning horse trough and water fountain (now a planter with flowers), is located at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and S. Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans. Good thing my 2 horsepower Puch Maxi wasn’t thirsty.