300 Years of New Orleans Architecture
In today’s episode, we explore New Orleans through the lens of architecture and time. Leading our expedition is Katrina Horning, founder of New Orleans Architecture Tours (nolatours.com). We’ll explore Faubourg Marigny and the French Quarter, then head uptown to the Garden District and beyond.
At the same time, we’ll hop in the wayback machine and travel from the earliest days of New Orleans, through the French and Spanish periods. We’ll see the impact of the new Americans after the Louisiana Purchase, and learn about the Haitian refugees and their contributions to New Orleans architecture.
All this and more on today’s episode of Beyond Bourbon Street!
For information about Katrina’s tours, be sure to check out New Orleans Architecture Tours (nolatours.com). While you’re there, take a look at the blog page and read the entry about the De La Torre house!
Want to see a few examples of the houses and styles we discussed on the show? Keep scrolling….
Greek revival architecture. Check out this article from NOLA.com to learn about the family that calls it home.
Italianate style – 1st & Coliseum, in the Lower Garden District. Here’s a blog post Katrina wrote about the Morris Israel House.
Gothic revival. Prytania between 3rd & 4th streets. James Gallier, architect. This home was a part of the Preservation Resource Center’s holiday home tour a few year back. Click this link to learn more about its history.
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Thanks to Katrina for joining me on this episode. Be sure to let her know you listened to ‘her’ episode on the Beyond Bourbon Street podcast!
A special thanks to Shirley at the Henry Howard Hotel for allowing us to record on their shaded patio. We also really enjoyed the private tour afterwards! If you are looking for a boutique hotel in the Garden District, check ’em out.
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