You could take the street car but it's only three blocks so if it's a nice day and not to muggy you may want to walk.
St. Charles Ave. is infamous for it's ancient and sprawling oak trees that hover over the Ave. and is indisputably, the most superb collection of great mansions of the south. The Avenue is a place of residential grandeur where the wealthiest, and the most powerful of those who built this great City once lived. The sound of the streetcar is familiar to those who live here as it runs up and down the Avenue day and night. You could walk on the neutral grounds, the grassy path down the middle of the Ave. but please don't call it a median. Legend has it that the neutral ground got its name from early New Orleans when the French and Spanish could do business between sections of the city standing on the neutral grounds.
Poppy Servern had been a resident of 7717 St. Charles Ave. She was working as his nanny when Poppy had become Sir Edwards mistress. She had spent many nights in Sir Edwards bed while Madame Edwards was away visiting relatives. Theirs was a torid affair until the evening Madame Edwards came home early and found the two of them in a compromising position, a struggle ensued and Poppy was pushed down the stairs. The Edwards informed the authorities that it was an accident and the death of Poppy Servern was pushed under the rug.
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