The word was used generally throughout the Middle East to refer to a covered market—also referred to as a souk in Arabic.
And there are also sold there, to those who bid the most for them, an infinite number of Christian slaves of all ages and both sexes.
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Algiers Point business owner Andrew Morgan sits in his favorite chair in his family's business, Felix Borne Hardware, on Patterson Street in 1990.
Residents gather in 1975 to celebrate the renovation of the Algiers Point Branch Library at 725 Pelican Ave.
There were far more things being sold there than just human beings, and it would have been a crowded, noisy, bustling place.
It is constructed as a covered hall, with four gates and laneways within it, with shops lining it furnished with all sorts of rare and expensive merchandise such as rings, precious stones, furs of martins, sables, wolves, deer, foxes, and others… all sorts of cloth of gold, of silver, of silk…Turkish bows, targets and bucklers, and other merchandise very rich and opulent.
It isÂ one of four Carnegie Foundation libraries built in New Orleans in the early 1900s.