Category: Preservation in Print

Preservation in Print

A Newsworthy Renovation

A modernist former car showroom in the heart of New Orleans now houses the headquarters of the New Orleans Advocate

In The News

Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard: A Great American Main Street

Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard’s revitalization earned the street a 2017 Great American Main Street award by the National Main Street Center.

In The News

Editor’s Spotlight: Jack Davis

Jack Davis came to historic preservation, as many of the field’s “big thinkers” do, through writing. Or more specifically, reporting. …

Preservation in Print

A Townhome Thoughtfully Transformed

Artist Betsy Fifield is restoring a 19th-century treasure on Esplanade Avenue. Read about the project, then see it yourself at PRC’s Renovators’ Happy Hour in May 18.

Preservation in Print

The New Orleans Cotton Exchange, 1871-1964

A look back on the buildings where cotton reigned king in New Orleans’ downtown “Cotton District.”

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5 Favorite Mid-Century Modern Structures in New Orleans

Although some examples of Mid-Century Modern architecture in New Orleans have been demolished, many examples remain intact.

May 2017

6 Major Mid-Century Modern Losses in New Orleans

New Orleans has had some extraordinary Modernist architecture — much has been lost, but important examples remain. Read about these structures in anticipation of PRC’s Mid-Mod NOLA series happening throughout the summer.

Preservation in Print

Bousillage: relearning a uniquely Louisiana building technique

“It’s like churning ice cream,” Dale Pierrottie laughs. “Mix it ‘til you can’t mix it no more.”

In The News

Volunteers spring into action on alternative break trips

Volunteers from from around the country visited New Orleans this spring to help our Rebuilding Together program bring safe, affordable housing to New Orleans homeowners.

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A Craftsman for the 21st Century

Revisiting a Renovators’ Happy Hour Home

Preservation in Print

Shotgun House Tour: 3129 Ponce De Leon

This delightful sidehall shotgun is filled with bold artwork, bright paint colors, architectural salvage, and natural light.

Preservation in Print

Shotgun House Tour: 2835 Esplanade Ave.

This year’s bonus house for the Shotgun House Tour is a raised centerhall cottage boasting a spacious porch and an impressive art collection.