If Algiers had to burn, it picked a good time.
Preservation in Print
Leona Tate, one of the “McDonogh Three” who famously integrated the McDonogh No. 19 Elementary School in 1960, has big plans for the vacant school’s future.
Putting a Face to a Name: New Slavery Exhibit at Laura Plantation Personalizes the History of Slavery
Laura Plantation has a new permanent exhibit on the history of slavery at the plantation. Read about this fascinating new exhibit, and take a tour with the PRC on March 18th.
A new project promises to construct a pavillion and interpretive site dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contemporaries who incorporated the Southern Christian Leadership Council in a Central City church.
A building long vilified as an eyesore in the Faubourg Marigny is reexamined.
The state’s top public school is expanding offerings at its illustrious College of Art + Design.
The former Marine Hospital site Uptown is the site of Children’s Hospital’s careful expansion.
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!