Archive for the ‘Jefferson’ Category
Lafrenier Park features a Carousel that is not an antique but one that was built for this Park. It features 30 horses. One Tiger and one Zebra which has to truly unique and most likely the only one of its kind in the world. You can buy a ride for a $1.00.
One of those local hang outs that you will rarely find elsewhere. Its on River Road across from the Mississippi River Levee. 3449 River Road in Old Jefferson.
“Enter the Rivershack’s edible dimension, which won’t be outdone by back-to-back Journey songs or the bar’s extraordinary collection of tacky ashtrays. Although the rumor mill favors the ‘Shack’s “boigers” (medium-thick, juicy specimens), deftly fried shrimp po-boys rocked the picnic table outside where friends and I passed a Friday evening. Buffalo shrimp “shack-a-tizers” outdid them both. Although the only cook clanged his tip pail in my face when I ordered more, he tossed the perfectly-crusted devils in mustardy barbecue sauce and speared the top few with cocktail toothpicks.”
This is my sons house that we just put up for sale. He wonGarden Of the Month last Summer with his green thumb. The brick ranch style is the norm for the last 50 years in the suburban areas of New Orleans. From the 1960’s to 2000 this has been the most popular style with many, many variations. It withstands the weather with the least amount of maintenance.
It is not uncommon in the New Orleans real estate market to see people duplicate the feel of Louisiana’s historic architecture. This house captures the feel of the early Creole Plantation homes that lined the Mississippi River before becoming part of America. The wrap around porches, the large windows, the columns and doors, the shutters, the elevated living areas are taken from the early plantations. This home just happens to be in suburben Kenner outside the city of New Orleans. Having a taste of the old and new is great !
The modern subdivisions in New Orleans developed in the 1960’s and 1970’s as people left the city of New Orleans for bigger and better homes in Jefferson Parish, St. Charles and St. Tammany. The Spanish Style ranch was a popular home style of the early 1970’s. The style maybe had a 15 year life at best. The insides are the same as the traditional ranch.
The common features of that time period was galley kitchens, fireplaces, paneled dens, shag carpets, flocked wall paper, concrete slabs, built in air conditioners, brick exteriors and moderate size attics. The originals are quite dated at this time. Best feature was the brick exterior as it handles the New Orleans weather better than anything to date.
The Acadian style home became very popular in the early 1990’s. New Orleans has always like porches and some color. The Acadians in the area are mainly two stories with a master down and other bedrooms up. The steep roof. large front windows, and dormers are the common characteristics of the modern Acadian.