New Orleans Historic Preservation
Former houses of worship find new life and 21st-century appeal as yoga studios, theaters, restaurants, and more
A beautifully preserved circa-1879 Italianate-style townhome on Esplanade Avenue hits the market for $2.2M
It’s been featured in films ranging from Cat People to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
"I’m trying to put myself in the mind of a graphic designer from 1875 and do what they might have done if they had modern printing technology available."
Preservation architect Rick Fifield spearheaded the Macarty Cottage’s renovation
A two-year renovation project transformed the three-building complex into one cohesive, 16-unit apartment complex.
It’s practically a 1959 time capsule
The project is more than 50 percent complete
Six residents also received free home repairs at the yearly "Building Healthy Neighborhoods" event.
The Tulane-Canal neighborhood wants to be considered separately
The Greek Revival building Gallier Hall, which overlooks Lafayette Square and is the spot for much of the pomp and circumstance New Orleans Carnival, is undergoing a $5 million renovation. This includes restoring art, furniture, and other objects.
Frustrated by the city's delay in removing its Confederate monuments, The Advocate reports a New Orleans activist group wants to take down what is perhaps the city’s most iconic statue, the Andrew Jackson figure in the French Quarter, themselves.
Last time we heard about the future of Charity Hospital, which has sat abandoned since Hurricane Katrina 11 years ago, the state was starting from scratch in the redevelopment process and hiring a consultant to help dictate plans for the hospital.
The Orleans Parish School Board is planning to sell the historic Carrollton Courthouse soon. But first, Uptown Messenger reports the board hoping to alter the property’s future land use designation in the city’s Master Plan to offer some flexibility.
John Kennedy Toole’s last Uptown residence recently hit the market in the Riverbend. Built in 1885, the 3,636 square-foot center hall boasts wood floors, 12-foot ceilings, and formal living and dining rooms. Take a look inside this literary landmark.
Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal found and purchased a Gentilly ranch home that was flooded to its rafters after Hurricane Katrina, and she hopes to turn it into a museum of sorts highlighting the storm’s damage, according to The Advocate.
Mr. French Quarter himself, Sidney Torres, might be in a little trouble with the Vieux Carre Commission, according to The Advocate. The group is accusing Torres of making major alterations to two historic buildings he owns near Esplanade Avenue.
A wild Pikachu might be a rarity in Pokemon Go, but you can find one in Coliseum Square. Sometime this weekend, someone erected a statue in the park depicting the most recognizable of Pokemon. The statue is emblazoned with the hashtag #pokemonument.
A 143-year-old former church at 2517 Jackson Ave. in Central City will become a single-family home with a pool and gardens. The Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee approved a demolition that will make way for the project. Read on.
A new lawsuit is attempting to stall efforts to remove New Orleans’ four Confederate monuments, this one claiming that if the other monuments come down, the iconic Andrew Jackson statue needs to go, too. That is, if those monuments ever come down.
Last year the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association sued the city as an attempt to stop a provision in the city’s new comprehensive zoning ordinance, which would allow buildings up to 80 feet tall in Marigny and other riverfront neighborhoods.
Two landmarks of New Orleans’ "back of town" jazz corridor have been sold to a New Orleans developer. The Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation has sold the former Iroquois Theatre and Karnofsky Tailor Shop to developer Joseph Georgusis.
A nuisance to some and a midcentury landmark to others, Tulane Avenue’s Capri Motel may soon be demolished, and its owners plan build an apartment complex at the site if that happens. The owners’ demolition request still needs City Council approval.
Two years after a massive restoration, the historic Carver Theater in Treme is on the market for $5.5 million. After an $11 million restoration, the Carver opened in April 2014. The theater's current owner wants to "pass the torch" to someone else.
Think the city should approve the owners of Tulane Avenue's Capri Motel’s request for demolition, or should this midcentury structure be saved and renovated? You can give your input at a public meeting on June 20 at 2 p.m. at City Council chambers.
A city policy unrolled in the last year dictates that owners of buildings with features such as galleries, balconies, stoops or fences that extend out on the public space must pay the city rent in order to get a work permit for the property.
We posted about a recent demolition application for the Capri Motel, a low-rent hotel on Tulane Avenue that is a magnet for seedy activity. This news garnered a strong reaction on Facebook, where many readers said the hotel should be saved.
Every year, the Louisiana Landmarks Society releases its list of New Orleans' most endangered historic sites. This year's list includes all of the city's parks and public places, the hotly debated Confederate monuments, and an entire neighborhood,
The future of the Mid-City branch of the New Orleans Public Library was in limbo last year after a debacle over its status as a tenant at the American Can strip. Since then, library has found a new home: a modernist building on Canal Street.
The city has cancelled the bid process to remove four New Orleans Confederate monuments, which has become contentions and even dangerous for some involved, while a lawsuit to stop the removal is in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Just in time for summer in New Orleans, when air conditioned indoor activities are key, the Presbytere is open again after being closed for six weeks following a small fire. The fire may have been due to a malfunctioning air conditioning unit.