New Orleans Lakefront Airport
Dedicated on February 10, 1934, this airport served as the official airport of the city of New Orleans until 1948. The airport is best known for its Art-Deco style. At the time of its construction, there were many such terminals, but now only a handful remain-casualties of the transition from propeller planes to jets that required larger airfields and led to a dramatic increase in the number of passengers. As air travel moved from the province of the wealthy to include more middle class families, ornate terminals such as this one became casualties to larger and less costly facilities.
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