The New Orleans City Council has approved the demolition of four historic, one-story brick warehouses as part of a new five-story mixed use development at S. Peters Street at Girod Street. On Thursday (July 12), the council instructed the developers to salvage the brick and to incorporate portions of the historic buildings into the new development where possible.
The Preservation Resource Center spoke in opposition to the demolition of this contiguous row of warehouses, noting that more of the historic fabric of these structures, particularly the facades, could be saved.
The Warehouse District is a local historic district and part of the Upper Central Business District on the National Register of Historic Places, noted for its collection of 19th and 20th century buildings. The oldest of the buildings approved for demolition, at 635 St. Peters St., dates to the 1870s.
See the plans for the new construction here.
Photos by Davis Allen