October 19th, 2012
“Home to a community of black and white, free and enslaved persons, who lived and worked in the area, creating one of the most unique cultures in America. Had it not been for Tremé and the people of this community, our world would look, sound, and feel a lot different than it does today.
The Historic neighborhood is named for Claude Tremé, the Frenchman who acquired, subdivided, and sold his holdings just north of the Vieux Carré (French Quarter). Lots were purchased by a diverse group, but primarily free people of color including craftsmen, musicians, and Haitian Creoles. In 1812, Tremé was incorporated into the City of New Orleans. Today, Tremé is home to several key cultural institutions like:
- St. Augustine Catholic Church
- Armstrong Park
- Backstreet Cultural Museum
- New Orleans African American Museum”