This is the Lake Vista subdivision in Lakeview, along Robert E. Lee near Spanish Fort and across from City Park. Every house in this photograph also flooded. However, this is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the city, and almost all of Lake Vista has been rebuilt. \r\n\r\nToday, Robert E. Lee is always busy with cars, as it was before the storm. But in the year immediately after the storm, few people had moved back into this neighborhood, and much of Lakeview was virtually abandoned. Most of the street lights and signal lights were not functioning, and power had not yet been restored to many of the houses. A few cars would drive on Robert E. Lee during the day, with residents commuting from outside Orleans Parish to repair their homes. But at night, there would be almost no cars here, and a driver would be driving in almost complete darkness. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThis image is part of a series titled Four Years After. To view a pdf version of the entire series, please use the following search term to perform a search within the database: Gentilly-Lakeview. To view all of the individual images, please select this tag: Four Years Later.


Winston Ho, “[Untitled],” Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, accessed March 17, 2018,