Even before Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures ravaged the Lower 9th Ward and brought it into the national spotlight, the Preservation Resource Center (PRC) was working to preserve its collection of shotgun homes. In 2002, the PRC renovated four homes in Holy Cross, a riverfront Lower 9th Ward neighborhood, and in August 2005, that project was the cover story for the PRC’s print magazine.
This circa-1900s Victorian shotgun flooded following the breach of the nearby Industrial Canal. It moldered until 2009, when the Preservation Alliance of New Orleans bought it for $15,500, according to records from the Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office. By 2012, the renovated home starred in a Southern Living feature about the PRC and Holy Cross’s comeback.
The petite, 797-square-foot home retains its classic, hall-less footprint, as well other original elements: heart pine floors, brick fireplaces, and wood wainscot, to name a few. Marble kitchen countertops and wood paneling keep it on-trend.
The home sits at 727 Lizardi Street, two blocks from the Mississippi River. Once a site for dairies and farmers, the lower 9th Ward retains its quiet, pastoral feel. The asking price is $175,000.
Via: Bart Gillis of eXp Realty