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.
Preservation in Print
The 1960s built home of Catherine Burns Tremaine at 1435 Second St. fits perfectly into the historic Garden District, its Federal Revival style façade blending with the 19th century architecture that surrounds it.
Their home, a spacious corner lot in the heart of the Garden District and just a short distance from Lucy’s school, was an easy choice for Erin and Lawrence. Built in 1852-53, the double-galleried Greek Revival house is among the oldest homes in the neighborhood.
The mission of the PRC is to protect and preserve the City’s historic fabric, so we regularly monitor all demolition proposals in efforts to identify those structures that can be saved and rehabilitated.
The new May & Ellis apartment building has revitalized a long dormant stretch of Chartres Street after an impressive historic renovation.
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.
While many tombs are in varying states of deterioration in some of the New Orleans’ most historic cemeteries, new hope is alive thanks to the Archdiocese’s recent commitment to exploring tomb repair.
With the support of The Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot, the company’s associate-led volunteer force, Rebuilding Together New Orleans was able to take on repairing 83 year old Ernest Watson’s Bywater home.
In 1835, the company commissioned the architectural partnership of James Gallier Sr. and Charles Dakin to design what would be called the Merchants’ Exchange.
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 Eagle Saloon has passed through a succession of owners through the years, falling into disrepair along the way. But now, a new group dedicated to breathing new life into the historic structure is making progress toward their goal.
Take a look at the Corpus Christi Epiphany Community Center, which will host this year’s SELLabration on September 10.