NOLA: Nobody knows as much about New Orleans’ street tiles as this guy. And he’s worried.
NOLA: Nobody knows as much about New Orleans’ street tiles as this guy. And he’s worried.. “For more than a century, street corners in the older sections of the Crescent City have been marked with names made from embedded alphabet tiles. The Wordle of street names lends a certain genteel, old-fashioned charm to any stroll. Like beignets and Mardi Gras beads, they are among New Orleans’ iconic images, a signature of the City That Care Forgot. But these days, the tiles may be in trouble. With widespread street repairs unfolding around them, tile-lovers are concerned that when the dust settles and the cement trucks finally retreat, many of the tiles will permanently disappear with them.”