Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

EDGAR DEGAS GREAT GRANDFATHER / designed brennans restaurant

+FOUCHER /  de BORE PLANTATION+
+(SITE OF 1ST SUCCESSFUL SUGAR+
>(nola >african-american genius<
>invented improved evaporation<
>google norbert rilllieux / paris)<
+PROCESSING / MAJOR CASH CROP)+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>our foucher ancestor's family plantation is described<
>beautifully by >charles gayaree who grew up on the<
+(FRANCOIS VERLOIN de GRUY /+
+MARRIED FELICITY FOUCHER)+
>plantation, in an article published in harper's weekly<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / CHARLES GAYAREE)+
>is now >tulane univ & Audubon park site of our lunch<
>on our 1st day back in our >very special american city<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+MARY LYNN HYDE & TOMMY MCINTOSH+
>(nola friends of the first rank)<
+OUR >GENEROUS and KIND< NOLA HOSTS+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>joined marianne, her granddaughter, francie and i for<
>lunch on the veranda of a >golf clubhouse located in<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ GLADYS STAIGG RAY)+
>the river side of the park /  >my mother lived 2 blocks<
>away in 1917 when she was 16 (cotton broker father)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

 >mary lynn hyde (left). tommy mcintosh (right)<
>francie reid and marianne (rear) at lunch enjoy<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+ / MARY LYNN / TOMMY)+
>the ambience of the old foucher de circe home<
>/ the foucher sold the plantation to new orleans<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >tommy 'tombone" mcintosh is a >multi-talented<
>nola link to the >knights templar< (masonic) via<
+(TOMMY EARNED MY TULANE+
+CAP  >& >MUFON HAND BAG)<+
>his father & grandfather /  >(above) after lunch<
>his >dining discipline revealed a native passion<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >after the >foucher sold their plantation, they<
>returned to france, never to return / the locus<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+>COTTON CENTENNIAL)+
>became the >setting for the cotton centennial<
>exposition where electric lights were nola 1st<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the tropical ambience of the foucher plantation<
>was important as the setting for a creole school<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+FOUCHER PLANTATION)+
>for plantation children / >also it is where french<
>king, louis philippe stayed when in new orleans<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >brennan's restaurant was designed by the african<
>/ french great grandfather of edgar degas, vincent<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+DEGAS IN NEW ORLEANS)+
>rillieux, father of prof norbert rillieux, inventer of<
>the sugar processing machine (nola hero in paris)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >antoine's restaurant (white building) is oldest<
>fmly restaurant in the country links to cavaroc<
+GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+ANTOINES RESTAURANT+
>roy family dna / the roy family link finds the<
>cavaroc grandmother a strong >roy dna link<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^                                                                                                              
 >this is the special townhouse in the vieux<
>carre (royal street, opposite thnoc) of our<
+(CAVAROC NOLA TOWNHOUSE+
+OUR >GRANDMOTHER'S HOME)+
>cavaroc family / thnoc purchased this and<
+(BRULATOUR LIVED HERE+
+AT A LATER TIME PERIOD)+
>in 2 years it shall become vital exhibition<
>space for >our friends at thnoc< archives<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>note : a brother of furniture designer,francois<
>seignouret was charles cavaroc's partner here<
>my cavaroc grandmother >remembered living<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / ODILON REDON)+
>in this famed house >i own newspaper article<
>about  their life here / all were from bordeaux<
>including>cavaroc family friend odilon redon<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>william woodward< painted this view to<
>the st. louis cathedral in 1904 / >in 1962<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+ / WILLIAM WOODWARD)+
>i saw my >brother ranny here for the last<
>time at the "alpine restaurant" /on corner<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>"libraire" bookshop of my friend carey beckham<
>in left foreground / in 1966 i designed & built the<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+EXPLORERS GIFT SHOP)+
>"explorers shop" on the opposite side of the street<
>first of three vieux carre projects / 2 are published<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >a block away one passes our perry ancestors<
>townhouse to find the st louis cathedral plaza<
+(GOOGLE :>>> EUGENE RAY /+
+PERRY / AUFRERE / SAULET)+
>where a talented african bass organist creates<
>a magnificent exotic music (new orleans link)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >on the side of the >st. louis cathedral is a very<
>important thoroughfare, even though it is only<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+JEAN LAFITTE / PIRATE)+
>an alley / here >jean baptiste degruy prefab ox<
>carts trundled >lafitte's pirated goods to shops<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  
>(note : >on the second floor. (building behind)<
>was the >architectural office where i received<
+IMPORTANT SYNCHRONICITY+
+ / L.S.U TEACHING OFFER /1965+
>a telephone offer to teach, lsu architecture dept<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^                                                              
 >another thoroughfare-alley in the vieux carre<
>is located a rare cast iron facade building that<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / CHARLES CAVAROC)+
>once housed the wine importation company of<
>great grandfather charles cavaroc / (bordeaux)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^      
>back at nola "ranch", >the napoleon house<, marianne<
>tommy and i enjoy a very tasty, >chicken salad stuffed<
+(LOUD >CLASSIC MUSIC IS+
+FANTASTIC WITH LUNCH)+
>avocado lunch washed down w/ sazaracs or abita beer<
>the >muffalettas are also a fabulous lunch special here<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+NOTE : IN 2 YEARS >THNOC SHALL+
+HAVE A >RADIANT OPENING< >OF+
>(we pray we shall be here<
>to enjoy that radiant time)<
+THEIR NEW ROYAL ST GALLERIES+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>for >special video documentaries<
>of >tommy macintosh telephone<
+225, 315, 3533+, OR
>tombone98@aol.com<, (www)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+(SEE FACEBOOK PAGES)+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu




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