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5 Iconic Henry Howard Buildings and Homes in New Orleans

Henry Howard had a huge hand in Louisiana architecture in the 19th Century, from designing grand plantations, Garden District Italianate homes, institutional buildings and everything in between. Earlier this year Princeton Architectural Press and Historic New Orleans Collection released Robert Brantley and Victor McGee's book Henry Howard: Louisiana's Architect, and this week the HNOC opened an exhibition celebrating the legacy of the architect. In honor of the exhibit, open now until April 3, 2016, here's a five iconic structures by the architect.


Carrollton Courthouse
Considered one of New Orleans' most endangered historic sites and one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, the Greek revival courthouse in the past was home to Jefferson Parish's government building and several New Orleans public schools. It has sat vacant since 2013.


Importers' Bonded Warehouses
Now home to retailers Peaches Records and Urban Outfitters, the two-story building housing the touristy French Quarter strip was designed by Howard.


Archibald Montgomery house
The grand home at Third and Camp Streets in the Garden District was completed in 1869.


Upper Pontalba buildings
The famous French Quarter apartment building was built as townhouses in 1850 and converted into 50 apartment homes in 1935. The project is often attributed to James Gallier Sr.; Gallier drew original plans for the building but Howard's plans were what was built.


Robert H. Short house
The "cornstalk fence mansion" at Prytania and Fourth streets housed many notables, including Louisiana Governor Michael Hahn.