Editor's note: This article was originally published in September of 2015 and has been updated with the newest information.
In 2015, the Ryan Murphy horror-comedy-canon Scream Queens premiered on Fox. Like the third and fourth seasons of Murphy's American Horror Story series (which he co-created with Brad Falchuk who, along with Ian Brennan, collaborated with Murphy on Scream Queens), the horror spoof about the cutthroat — literally — Kappa Kappa Tau sorority was filmed in New Orleans. Local spots like Tulane University (playing the fictional Wallace University) and the P.J.'s Coffee location on Maple Street (disguised as the campus coffee shop, The Grind) are very recognizable on the show. But the place where all the action (read: murder) happens, the Kappa house, is harder to locate in real life — and that's because it's in an exclusive neighborhood in Old Metairie.
While many of the Kappa house interior scenes were shot at Second Line Stages in the LGD (evidence here and here) the exterior of the house is at 500 Northline St. in Old Metairie in the exclusive Metairie Club Gardens. A photo album of the home found online shows the recognizable location, sans Greek letters.
The Jefferson Parish Assessor's database lists the owner as Joseph Canizaro, founder of First Bank and Trust and founder, president and CEO of Columbus Properties, LP, a commercial real estate development company. Here you can see the home dressed up for the holidays in a New Orleans Magazine feature.
Other locations that have been linked to the show through neighborhood casting notices are the 1600 block of Palmer Avenue, the 6100 – 6200 block of St. Charles Avenue, and 1415 Third Street (which was at one point the most expensive home on the market in New Orleans).
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