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$399K Gets You an Algiers Mansion and Oak-Lined Alley With Storied History

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For $399,000, you get a 2.68-acre Algiers property that includes a grand, circa 1934 mansion; an oak alley; and plenty of history.

According to the properties' current owner, David Kaufman, newspaper owner Dr. Charles V. Kraft built an Italianate home at the site in 1927. In 1934 a doctor built the mansion in the listing today on land next door. The row of homes was called "King's Row" after the doctor's name and also after the "kings" who lived there.

Kaufman purchased the properties in 1984 and a did a complete restoration. However, soil subsidence after the construction of a canal network around the Krafts' mansion eventually caused the foundation to crack and the front steps to become disconnected from the home. Climbing yellow roses practically held the home together; this is depicted in a Frank Relle photograph that would become the cover of Dan Baum's Nine Lives. Huge magnolia trees landing on the property after Katrina did it in, clearing the way for an oak-lined road.

Since then the surviving mansion has been featured on NCIS New Orleans, Scream Queens and All the King's Men. We hope this mansion, which is in pretty bad shape but filled with interesting details, is restored to beauty.


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