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French Quarter Homes
Take a quick walk down Govenor Nicholls in the French Quarter and you can see a rather quiet residential area with many historic homes. Much unlike other areas of the Quarter. Lots of doubles and shotgun style homes as you walk from N. Rampart to Bourbon Street.
Frencis T. Nicholls
The street was named after Francis T. Nicholls who was a Civil War Hero and General who became Govenor of Louisiana after reconstruction. He was the 28th Govenor and served tow terms, 1876-1880 and 1888-1892. After being Govenor he was the chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Jackson Square in New Orleans is probably the most photographed block in the state of Louisiana. The Plaza de Armas was designed in 1721 and was the center of New Orleans. In 1856 it was renamed Jackson Square after General Andrew Jackson who defeated the British in the War of 1812.
You can always get different looks and scenes depending on the time of day and the local weather. Lots of history to think about.
The Krewe of Corks rolled through the French Quarter tow weeks ago to start of the 2015 Mardi Gras season. Very colorful and everyone had a great time. Smile and have a taste of wine……
Neighborhood Streets in the French Quarter- Balconies, Wrought Iron, Ferns, French Doors and a Little Humidity…Friday, September 28th, 2012
Always a wonderful and delightful walk on a Fall day is to Wander and Wonder about the neighborhood streets of New Orleans. A lot to take in so photos are the only way to remember all the details that one may see. That goes for Historic Buildings and People as well. The hanging baskets and plants were very beautiful this week. They do take a lot of time, care and patience to keep in such shape. All these owners deserve a gold star for their effort.
The Creole Cottages of New Orleans were among the early styles of homes in New Orleans. The French Quarter and the Marginy are the most common locations of this early style dating from the 1790’s to the 1840’s. The brick masonry construction was covered with cement stucco. Shutters were used on all openings, most likely for light and ventilation. The roof dormers were used for light and air circulation as these attic spaces were often used as bedrooms. They all had very similar floor plans.
All these are in the same block of Saint Peter in the New Orleans French Quarter. Its a lot of history in a small block and this are just a small sampling of what New Orleans Homes have to offer. The City of New Orleans should be giving these guys a tax break to keep them in tip top shape.
Lot of things blooming and getting ready to burst into color. The first is from a 4th floor Napoleon Ave view over looking pin oaks with their bright new leaves as they have just arrived. The second is an Esplanade Avenue balcony is full of color already. The third is the Crepe Myrtles on Burgundy beginning to show their leaves and it will not be long before they are blooming as well. New Orleans can be very colorful this time of year….Almost no Winter so everything gets a head start.
You think of large stately homes in the New Orleans French Quarter but there are a number of small shotgun style homes in the Quarter. The odd thing is that you never see many for sale. These are much newer than the creole cottages and stately townhomes built in the 1840’s and beyond. This was a working class neighborhood not that many years ago.
This bar located at 914 Bourbon Street in New Orleans is the only known watering hole that pre-dates our nation’s independence. Founded originally (as its name suggests) as part the Lafitte brothers’ Blacksmith Shop, this bar survived a disastrous fire in 1794 that left most New Orleans, specifically the French Quarter, in ruins. Interestingly, much of the bar’s authenticity has been kept in tact, and the bar remains to be mostly lit by candle. You can still drink a beer in candle light.
New Orleans French Quarter is much more than Bourbon Street and Jackson Square. Its like taking a walking tour of history as you can walk street by street and always see something new. The best time of year to do that is beetween now and the first week of June before the waves of humidity hit our air. Remember to bring your camera and look for the details. Easily over 100 years old. The Creole Cottages date to the period between 1820 and 1840. The double shotguns came later in history.