New Orleans Historic Preservation
The Preservation Resource Center hosts its annual Shotgun Home Tour, a tour of private homes that shows off the charm and versatility of the New Orleans shotgun. This year the tour highlights the Garden District. Preview the tour's seven homes here.
The Presbytere in the French Quarter closed after a small fire this past weekend. Originally only planned to close for a week, a spokesman says the building will be closed for at least three or four weeks while crews assess smoke damage.
Two of New Orleans' oldest and most famous buildings are slated to get a big makeover: The state will spend millions of dollars to restore the Cabildo and the Presbytere in the French Quarter. Both buildings will receive extensive renovations.
A committee voted this week to grant both the Mid-City and Parkview neighborhoods official historic designation under the HDLC. The study committee voted Monday to separate the boundaries of neighborhoods, giving the HDLC partial control over both.