The former Marine Hospital site Uptown is the site of Children’s Hospital’s careful expansion.
Preservation in Print
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.
Jazz was born in New Orleans, and sites that shaped the genre are located throughout our city. What does the future have in store for these priceless landmarks with storied histories? 🎺
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.
Designed in 1947 by architecture firm Dreyfous and Seiferth (Weiss, Dreyfous and Seiferth until 1940), the once-glimmering Gem Theater’s Art Deco-inspired façade was hidden beneath a thick layer of grime. Today, it has been converted into New Orleans’ newest brewery!
This beautiful home on Pleasant Street is a remarkable mix of old and new, having not lost an ounce of charm in the pursuit of modernization. The Claveries have been good stewards of the home and its history and will continue their efforts for years to come.
Built in 1840, the property developed out of a three-arpent plantation, bounded by Toledano Street above and below by Harmony Street, sold by the heirs of Valery Delassize to Samuel Herman in 1836.
The two-and-a-half-story wood structure is raised on brick piers and displays a central stairway leading to the gallery on the second floor of the home. Classical Revival aesthetic dominates the home’s design, featuring symmetrical double-hung windows, Corinthian columns and dentils.
2523 Prytania St. was purchased by Anne Rice in the mid 1990s. Subsequent owners Reuben “Buzz” Harper and Les Wisinger extensively renovated the home — and hosted the PRC’s 2002 Holiday Home Tour Patron Party before selling to Nicolas Cage in 2004.
Ms. Christovich engaged in what she calls an “intellectual exercise,” furnishing the home in a manner that would “evoke the 19th century.” Co-author of the New Orleans Architecture book series (with Roulhac Toledano), Christovich was able to draw on her expertise in architecture, design and interiors to outfit the home in a manner fitting of its vintage.
Lynn and Scott frequently relax on the Carrara marble-floored porch in the evening with a glass of wine, and inevitably find themselves in a conversation with a neighbor walking a dog or a tourist wandering through the Garden District.