Hollygrove, once a piece of the McCarty plantation, grew out of the town of Carrollton, a suburb outside of New Orleans. Before the 1920s, when development began, Hollygrove was a low-lying swamp land, essentially untouched and unoccupied. Drainage systems installed in the 1920s allowed for housing to be built, although these systems never proved effective. In the 1960s, drainage methods were reworked to be more reliable, allowing for more housing to be developed.
Even before effectual draining of the Hollygrove area was developed, the neighborhood had grown drastically, effects of which are still quite visible today. The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center that, pre-Katrina, nearly fifty percent of Hollygrove’s houses were built before 1949. Similarly, before Katrina, over half of the homes in Hollygrove were owner-occupied.
When Hurricane Katrina breached the levees of New Orleans, Hollygrove began to flood, taking in water. Persevering, Hollygrove’s community has returned with great strength – the Louisiana State University survey on contractor fraud reported that Hollygrove/Gert Town’s recovery of residence was high; on a scale from 1 (lowest recovery of residence) to 11 (highest), Hollygrove and Gert Town were placed at a 9. The neighborhood is home to generations of families, creating a strong sense of place and community. Rebuilding Together is proud to partner with the Trinity Christian Community, based in Hollygrove, in order to build a relationship with the neighborhood and facilitate its growth.
Please use the interactive Google Map below to view the boundaries of Hollygrove or see if your home is in our target neighborhood.
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