The old U.S. customs building at the corner of Decatur and Canal, was designed with a unique colonnade on all four sides. The columns step away from the traditional classics and are more reminiscent of Egyptian with each capital designed to resemble papyrus leaves.
As the WPA was working throughout New Orleans, City Park received a great number of their projects, one being Popp’s Fountain built in 1937. Once rumored to be a sacred place for a local witches’ coven and now a favorite location for romantic weddings. The fountain is grandiose, surrounded by a Corinthian circular colonnade, with two magnificent pillars framing the fountain’s entrance. Popp’s fountain is well worth a visit to discover one of City Park’s many forgotten treasures.