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Beams and Brews visits 1126 Second Street

1126 Second St.

The future home of Paris Neill and Jayson Seidman at 1126 Second St. is undergoing a full renovation with Entablature Design + Build as the general contractor, Studio BKA as the architecture firm, and Southkick | Rolf Preservation Works managing the historic rehabilitation tax credits. The two-story Italianate home was constructed in 1894 for local pharmacist and doctor, Oscar Czarnowski, and it served as his home office, where he saw patients, as well as the Czarnowski family’s residence. When Czarnowski died (and was noted as the oldest working physician in New Orleans at the time), the home was turned into an apartment building. After sustaining water damage during Hurricane Ida, the building underwent mold remediation, and subsequently, the full renovation began.

Despite the conversion from a single-family residence to apartments and back again, many of the home’s original architectural features remain. The sympathetic renovation includes removing, restoring and reinstalling many of the doors, trim and other wood elements, along with refinishing the wood floors and repairing plaster walls and ceilings where possible, while also adding modern conveniences, such as updated HVAC and modern kitchen and bathrooms.

The renovation also includes the rear dependency, which was likely built at the same time as the main house and converted into a two-story structure in the early 1900s. The home will be utilized as a single-family home with two apartments in the rear building. (The rear building will not be open during the Beams & Brews event.)

Free for PRC members; $10 for non-members. Click here to become a member today.
5:30pm: Doors open
5:45pm: A short presentation is given about the project
6:00pm/Following the presentation: Attendees are welcome to go on self-guided tours of the premises.
7:00pm: Doors close

Nola Brewing

The PRC’s Beams and Brews series is generously sponsored by Nola Brewing. Historical information about this home provided by Southkick Historic Preservation | Rolf Preservation Works.



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April 5
5:30pm — 7:00pm
Free – $10.00
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Preservation Resource Center
(504) 581-7032


1126 Second St.
1126 Second Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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