Danielle Del Sol
Eleven years post-Katrina, the storied structure continues to langish. Will its fate be tragic, or does revitalization lie in its future?
Leona Tate, one of the “McDonogh Three” who famously integrated the McDonogh No. 19 Elementary School in 1960, has big plans for the vacant school’s future.
A new project promises to construct a pavillion and interpretive site dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contemporaries who incorporated the Southern Christian Leadership Council in a Central City church.
The former Marine Hospital site Uptown is the site of Children’s Hospital’s careful expansion.
The Caribe Building, an iconic Curtis and Davis-designed structure on Canal Street, is PRC’s 123rd preservation easement — and the first mid-century modern building in the bunch.
Built in part with salvaged materials from an 1879 police station, the building was relocated from its waterfront location in 1951 to its current home in a quiet pocket of Lakeview.
The massive renovation was designed by Waggonner and Ball Architects and executed by CORE construction. The building’s historic features were honored and restored whenever possible, qualifying the project for state and federal historic tax credits, and its addition, a new gym, also took inspiration from the neighborhood’s classical historic architecture, said architect Mac Ball.
The Garden Theater opened in the 1930s but closed in the 1950s. It was recently renovated into a chic and modern office space for Bond Moroch Public Relations.
Its angular shape, large horse-carriage opening and prime location has long made 1824 Sophie Wright Place a memorable historic structure in the Lower Garden District.
The near-vacant Hope Haven campus in Marrero – eight stunning Spanish Revival structures on 10 lush acres – needs funding to bring it back to life.
Mathidle Hall, the newest addition to McGehee’s campus, completes a row of four grand historic St. Charles Avenue homes renovated by the preservation-minded school.