Former site of Joseph Bartholomew's 7-hole golf course

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Bartholomew’s work in golf course design may have excelled even further, however, even with the racism of his time over the next decade, he built a number of other courses in Louisiana, including City Park No. 1, City Park No. 2, and Pontchartrain Park in New Orleans. The public golf courses, like all of the city park playgrounds, were segregated and off limits for use by blacks. And although Bartholomew had built them too, he could not play them. According to all accounts, Bartholomew received little, if any, compensation for building the three New Orleans courses. Financially, he earned his greatest payoff from building seven golf holes primarily for his friends, on property that he owned in the New Orleans suburb of Harahan.

Via Joseph M. Bartholomew – First African American Golf Course Architect and Designer, by Debert Cook

The largest land owner in the area in the 19th century was Joe Bartholomew, a black man who owned 100 acres in what is now Royland Subdivision. A. K. Roy, acting as Bartholomew’s agent, sub-divided the land for development and it was appraised for $150.00 an acre.

Via History of Harahan, by the City of Harahan