Edith and Edgar Stern, the founders of Longue Vue, were devoted to bettering the lives of the citizens of New Orleans. As such they were major contributors to causes that advanced the City, committing their wealth and resources to voting rights and equal access to sophisticated healthcare, housing, and superior educational opportunities.
The Edith and Edgar Stern Legacy Map showcases an artistically designed overview of the social, economic, and cultural contributions made by the Stern Family to the City of New Orleans. The map, designed by local cartographer Jakob Rosenzweig, highlights thirty-five locations representing places the Sterns built, ventures they supported, and sites at which awards were presented. Locations include Metairie Park Country Day School, Dillard University, Flint-Goodridge Hospital, WDSU Broadcasting, the Voters’ Registration League, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Pontchartrain Park subdivision. The Sterns were also the first husband and wife team to each receive the Times-Picayune Loving Cup for their service to the city.