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Monday, March 28th, 2011

     Stopped by  here the other day to talk to one of the owners about the possible sale of the lot behind the house.  To our surprise it was a great experience to browse the inside in a few minutes.  It was like a trip back in history to 1912 when the home was built.  Lots of original touches were left in tact.  The Block-Keller House is a bed and breakfast at 3620 Canal Street.  The home is named after the present owners. I looked it up and copied the review from a pass visitor.  Lots of period history in this historic home close to everything.

     ” My daughter and I visited New Orleans and stayed at this B&B. We had never stayed at one before, but after this visit, we will stay at B&B’s from now on. This place was beautiful! Bryan was an excellent host, helping when needed, but not in the way. Milo and Buster were wonderful to have around, Buster always greeting us with a toy in his mouth. We loved our room, as well as the beauty and cleanliness of the B&B.”

   ” We spent a lot of time out on the great front porch, enjoying the beautiful scenery and weather of New Orleans. We enjoyed the quiet of being outside the French Quarter, but liked the convenience of the street car stop accross the road. The restaurants within walking distance were great. We had a wonderful vacation in New Orleans and this B&B contributed greatly to our enjoyment.” Unkown Guest……….

City Park in New Orleans, Something New and something older and oldest.

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Luling Mansion on Leda Street, Later it was the Jockey Club…

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Where ya at Quiz in New Orleans

      Thanks to my friend Ken Del Corral he drove me by this historic home this week that I had never seen before.  I will have to make another visit as this was taken from the car window.  Curious as always below is what I found out about this home.

  The house on Leda Street was erected in 1865 for Florence A. Luling, a wealthy New Orleans cotton factor. Luling, a man of German origin, had purchased the 80-acre site in 1864 and engaged the firm of Gallier and Esterbrook to design the Italianate villa that originally had two semi-detached wings. The grounds originally extended to Esplanade Avenue.

      However, the family did not live there for long. Personal tragedy and reversals in the cotton factoring business during Reconstruction caused Luling to sell his house and a large tract of land on which it stood and move to England. And the elegant 22-room Luling home became the perfect clubhouse for the wealthy young racing aficionados.

New Orleans City Park Homes, Unique homes with Character…

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Homes in New Orleans around City Park in New Orleans

        In Mid-City you will find a variety of homes.  The one area near City Park near Bayou St. John is an intriguing area for homes built in the 20′ and 30’s.  This was when New Orleans was expanding  within the city limits of that time period.  Homes were built with above ground basements for storage and whatever.

Blue Dog in City Park Sculpture Garden, Its Free to all !!

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Eric on a stamp

       Its free and extremely interesting.  Its right behind the Museum of Art in City Park.  The exhibits had changed since my last visit so they must add new things as time goes.  Spend $1.25 and take the streetcar to the park entrance by Bayou St. john.

The Casino Building built in 1913 is almost 100 years Old !

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

City Park in New Orleans, The Casino

      The Casino Building is in City Park and features the Spanish Mission Style that was popular in the area during that time period.  It was basically a snack bar for cold drinks, ice cream and hot dogs as well as a meeting place.  Its near the lagoons, tennis courts, museums and has been  totally  redone since Katrina almost washed it away.   The Park itself was established in 1853 and continues to get better with each passing year.  The City of New Orleans does not run the Park so meter maids are not allowed to harass patrons.  Parking is free !  Can someone take a hint !

Crepe Myrtles Bloom all Summer in New Orleans !

Friday, July 30th, 2010

New Orleans Crype Myrtle Trees

          The Crepe Myrtle may be the most popular small tree in the City of New Orleans.  The blooms are constant and abundant from Summer to Fall.  The small trees must love our climate and have been climbing the popularity list for the last decade.  This colorful display is in City Park  leading up to the Art Museum as they line both sides of the street.  The dark red ones may be my favorite as the colors are so vibrant.

City Park moves a statue from hiding into the open!

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

City Park Statue gets new home

    Know little about this statue but it showed up in front of the Botantical Gardens in City Park the last couple of months.  Most likely moved from another spot where people were not seeing it.  Let me know if you know?

New Orleans Mid City Home Blooms and come to Life!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

New Orleans Homes Bloom!

      A splash of color is just what New Orleans needed this Spring !  This Historic home in Mid City fits the bill for the garden of the week !  These splashes of color mean someone spent a lot of time planting and replanting after one of the colder Winters New Orleans has had in years.

New Orleans Real Estate Oddities, The Lakeview Teardowns, More than ever!

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Lakeview Real Estate, the Teardown

     Lakeview is a very popular place to live in New Orleans. It was developed in the late 1940’s and 1950’s.  These cottages were small often just 2 bedrooms and one bath.  The real eastate value of the empty lot became worth more if the home were town down in order to build a larger and newer home.  Thus the term “teardown” in the New Orleans Real Estate Dictionary.  This home is a newer home in an older neighborhood.