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Tremé (trə-MAY); historically sometimes called by its more formal French names of Faubourg Tremé or Tremé / Lafitte when including the Lafitte Projects) is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. A subdistrict of the Mid-City District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are Esplanade Avenue to the north, North Rampart Street to the east, St. Louis Street to the south and North Broad Street to the west. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, and early in the city’s history was the main neighborhood of free people of color. It remains an important center of the city’s African-American and Créole culture, especially the modern brass band tradition. Parts of the Tremé neighborhood (particularly the area lakeside of Claiborne Avenue) have crime problems.

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Treme Tour Treme - Book A tour Treme’ (Pronounced Tre-MAY) is one of the oldest and most vibrant neighborhoods in the United States. Originally settled by Creoles and Free Persons of Color, Treme’ was the origin of the Civil Rights Movement in … Continue reading

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Treme’ (Pronounced Tre-MAY) is one of the oldest and most vibrant neighborhoods in the United States. Originally settled by Creoles and Free Persons of Color, Treme’ was the origin of the Civil Rights Movement in the South and birthplace to … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Faubourg Tremé

Congo Square is an open space within Louis Armstrong Park, which is located in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, just across Rampart Street north of the French Quarter. The Tremé neighborhood is famous for its history of African … Continue reading

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