The Louisville-Style Italianate Shotgun House, Louisville, Kentucky
New Orleans is the city of early and often ornate small houses—the Shotgun, the Camelback, as well as the adapted Creole Cottage. Yet Louisville once spoke its own language in terms of elegant small houses—houses that call to mind the feeling of the New Orleans Shotgun, Camelback, and even [...]
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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 [...]
African American Headstone, Holt Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana
This hand carved headstone represents “Jos. Burbridge, Died June 10 1932, Age 52” and “D. Coleman, Died Apr. 14, 1923.” Prior to his death in 1932, Joseph Burbridge (1876/77-1932) lived in New Orleans at 2628 Louisiana Avenue Parkway. Burbridge’s was a full house with his wife Ophelia: their [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]