4918-5000 Warrington Drive
New Orleans, LA
OPEN: 365 days a year, sun-up to sundown
Levees.org has a substantial physical presence in New Orleans featuring two large structures at a major levee breach site – the Flooded House Museum and the Levee Exhibit Hall & Rain Garden. Both are located at the south breach of the London Avenue Canal at 4918 and 5000 Warrington Drive, New Orleans.
Levee Exhibit Hall & Rain Garden
In 2015, Levees.org unveiled its first major exhibit – a 100-foot covered walkway housing six museum-quality exhibit panels. The text and forty photographs tell the story of the levee breaches in Greater New Orleans in 2005. The rain gardens are filled with native plants (needing no fertilizer or insecticides) and reduce the load on the municipal drainage system.
Flooded House Museum
The Flooded House Museum is one-of-a-kind. The museum houses an exhibit, a life-sized diorama that is visible through the front windows. It replicates what homes in the neighborhood looked like after the Army Corps of Engineers’ floodwalls failed and homeowners returned from their flood-imposed exile.
The creation of the exhibit began in 2016 when Levees.org purchased a gutted house next to the London Avenue Canal. After acquiring a condition use permit from the New Orleans Planning Commission, Levees.org built the exhibit in partnership with the neighborhood residents.
This unique project is due to the hard work, time and talent of scores of volunteers in the fields of history, art, civil engineering, construction, photography and more.
The ribbon cutting for the completed Flooded House Museum took place March 23, 2019.