Market Street Power Plant was built in 1905 and is located along the Mississippi River just upriver of the Crescent City Connection in New Orleans, Louisiana. The generating station supplied power for all of New Orleans by burning coal and using the waters of the Mississippi River for cooling. The plant last produced power in 1973.
The five-story power plant has been abandoned for the last forty years. Today, it is often used as a filming location for movies and television shows. In 2007, Entergy New Orleans sold the power plant and surrounding property to Market Street Properties, LLC for $10 million. In September 2015, the plant was sold to real estate developer Joe Jaeger in foreclosure after the proposed development never materialized.