The accomplishments of German immigrants in New Orleans are often overlooked in favor of the obvious Spanish and French influences on the city. It's German-Americans George Leidenheimer whose po'boy bread we enjoy and Lawrence Fabacher who unleashed Jax beer upon the world and his eponymous restaurant to "gourmets and epicures". Fabacher, the president of Jackson Brewing Company, constructed six two-story homes — dubbed Fabacher's Row — along Prytania for just $25,000 in 1892. Today, a two bedroom condo in one of those homes is going for nearly sixteen times the price.
Though 4124 Prytania St #1 has been updated to include granite counter tops and a new roof, plus the essentials of wiring and plumbing, its architecture has stayed about the same. Ceiling medallions and intricately tiled fireplaces make the home shine from proverbial head to toe. The two bedroom, two full bath condo is a spacious 1,426 square feet inside and, according to its listing, offers 170 square feet in porch space. Off-street parking is available for a price, so if keeping your vehicle protected is priority, you may want to speak with the realtor about it. Those interested in looking at a piece of New Orleans history (or simply buying the home) need only wait until this Sunday, November 9th for an open house that runs from 3pm-5pm.
· 4124 Prytania St #1 [Mirell Gallo Realty]
· On The Market [Curbed NOLA]