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Façadism is actually a phenomena in historic preservation that involves demolition of the entire “historic building” with the preservation of the facade, in front of a new building, as a means of mitigating the loss of the building and the continuity of a historic area and/or neighborhood. The photos in this post are actually just [...]
The Smallest of the Smallest in Shotgun Houses, New Orleans
Tiny Shotgun Dwelling (Office), 1100 Block of Louisa Street,
St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana
The Smallest of the Small in Context…
This shotgun is truly among the smallest buildings we’ve seen. Perhaps originally built as an office, the building appears to have been converted to a residence at some sad, but [...]
Big Rig Style + Adaptive Reuse = Semi-Mobile Home
Triple Shotgun House/Semi-Mobile Home, Canal Street,
Violet, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana
Coming from New Orleans, East St. Bernard Highway leads to more than the glories of Bayou Road. In fact, almost immediately, upon entering the town of Violet, Louisiana, a left turn onto Canal Street, can be quite a treat. In [...]
A Creole Property of Great Value in Faubourg Tremé
1200 Block of N. Roman St. at Governor Nicholls. Corner Store and Creole Cottage.
1200 Block of N. Roman St. at Governor Nicholls. Corner Store and Creole Cottage. Not far from the rude interruption of I-10, in the Faubourg Tremé of New Orleans, a combination of neglect and [...]
Omnia Ab Uno: Nicolas Cage’s Tomb Is Not Dumb, You Are!
Nicolas Cage’s Tomb, St. Louis Cemetery, Basin Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
So after only reading ten different rants regarding Nicolas Cage’s bazaar tomb???, we realized that our bloggers and social commentators on celebrities are far dumber than the somewhat defamed actor.
The following quotes prove their idiocy, along [...]
The Tiniest Two-Story House In America…New Orleans…
1700 Block of Governor Nicholls Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
Probably an enlarged shotgun or perhaps an outbuilding, even a servants’ quarters of the nearby corner house? We don’t know, but we do know that it is perhaps the tiniest two story house in America.
Because of the siding, dating the building [...]
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Distinctive Gem of Louisiana Plantations…
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, 40136 Highway 942, Darrow, Louisiana
Among the jewels of Louisiana’s River Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is certainly distinctive. Furthermore, the whole experience is among the most unusual of “house museums” in the United States. Since our agents have been to [...]
New Orleans’ Creole Style Parking Garage Beats Vacant Lots…
Creole Cottage is a Parking Lot, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
While we always hate to see the interior of anything gutted for modern development or something insensitive and/or inferior to the original, this sort of renovation with preservation of the exterior is optimal to a vacant lot. [...]
Even Vogue Magazine Appreciates New Orleans Architecture…
Critical Analysis of Buildings/Paint Jobs, Vogue Magazine, 1941
The archivist was coming so its a bit blurry…otherwise we should not share at all…
We also like the folkish quality of the drawing.
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