I made it back down to Carondelet and explored some more.
Update: I revisited the section of South Broadway below in the winter of 2021.
This time, I went down to Broadway, which has a plethora of historic buildings, many of which date to before the Civil War. You can almost imagine the clanking of hammers at Eads’s shipyards as the ironclads being built there took form.
It’s cliché, but Carondelet really does feel like its own thriving small town.