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Canal Street, New Orleans
Canal Street
Public DomainCanal Street

Canal Street was named for a canal that was to have been constructed between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain.

Though the canal was never dug, the street became the main shopping thoroughfare and transport hub of the city. The world's first commercial cinema, the Vitascope Hall, was established on Canal Street in 1896.