Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's
Eugene Ray 1970's. photo credit: Tom Davis

Friday, November 2, 2012

CAVAROC HOUSE MEDALLION=> (GREAT GRANDPARENTS HOME) synchronistic & total unexpected bday gift/cavaroc plantation visit ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ CATHEDRAL-CABILDO HEART OF- OLD NEW ORLEANS MY ROOTS our pioneer ancestors home was in next block>AUFRERE-PERRY< ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^IMPORTANT VIEUX CARRE SIGN cavaroc sazarac/ramos fizz/julep alchemy=elixers of nourishment ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ WILLIAMS RESEARCH CENTER = office to our historic n.o. friends LAWRENCE-LEMMON-HAMMER new home of my work>eternal

                   +SPECIAL MOMENTS+
           >during the pilgrimage to our<
                 +NEW ORLEANS ROOTS+

                   +TONIGHT'S PHOTOS+
             >reveal happy memories and<
                  >amazing synchronicity<

     #1)       +CATHEDRAL-CABILDO+
            >heart of the nola vieux carre<
                (+PERE DAGOBERT 18 C+
        >facing the ancient place d'armes<
          >affects my psyche deeply with<
                  +GENETIC MEMORY+

          >vieux carre urban townhouses<
                        +19th CENTURY+
          >were close (john ray at corner of<
             >royal & esplanade) but little<
                  >known is the pioneer<
            >family home in the next block<
               >corner of chartres/st. ann<

            >of this pioneer family whose<
                       +MARIE THERESE+
            >married the pioneer degruy<
                   (born/versailles palace)
               +ANTOINE JEAN BAPTISTE+
           >after his 1739 military arrival<
               >in the nola french colony<
                        >please google<
                 +EUGENE RAY / DEGRUY+

    #2)          +GINGER MINT JULEP+
          >vieux carre sign photographed<
           >a block away from the cavaroc<
                   +CAST IRON BUILDING+
            >stil remaining between royal<
              +CHARLES CAVAROC/SONS+
                      >(exchange alley)<
                   >and chartres streets<
               +SAZARAC & RAMOS FIZZ+
                      >are documented<
                +CAVAROC INVENTIONS+
                        >please google<
                 +EUGENE RAY / DEGRUY+
                         +RAMOS FIZZ+
             (>bitters was the invention of<
                   +ANTOINE PEYCHAUD+
               >a new orleans pharmacist<
                >friend of charles cavaroc<)

       3)       +WILLIAMS RESEARCH+
                     +CENTER /THNOC+
            (>depository of my louisiana<
                >architectural drawings<)
           >is a couple of blocks from the<
              >cavaroc and sons building<
                >and cavaroc townhouse<
                +PURCHASED BY THNOC+
                   >due for restoration<

                 +FRANCOIS SEIGNORET+
        >new orleans furniture designer of<
              >much fame was brother to<
                     +EMILE SEIGNORET+
          >vital partner of charles cavaroc<
                   +BORDEAUX NATIVES+
         >they shared the famed house at<
                       +520 ROYAL ST+
             >(businesses on lower level)<

          >shall probably turn the cavaroc<
            >house into exhibition spaces<

   #4)        +CAVAROC PLANTATION+

   #5)  >by famed architect james dakin<
             (>namesake of dakin williams<
               >brother of tenn. williams<)
          >my brother walker and i drove<
          >to chalmette to see this house<
                     +MEMERE'S HOME+
           >where amalie cavaroc staigg<
            >lived as a young creole girl<
                    +LES SOUVENIERS+
        >the cavarocs named it and i own<
            >a wonderful 18c photo of it<
             >(our g. grandmother in it)<

                >owns the cavaroc house<
                          +SINCE 1909+
      >plant manager mr. pete maria gave<
       >us bags of domino sugar products<
               >and much to our surprise<
                  >see last photograph<
               >please google my piece<
                    (>cavaroc lamothe<)
                       +OCT. 17, 2009+
                +EUGENE RAY / DEGRUY+
                +CAVAROC PLANTATION+

                 gene ray, lajolla, california

             >eugene ray, lajolla, california<
                >professor emeritus, sdsu<

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