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Bywater Homes, An Historic New Orleans Neighborhood

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Bywater Homes and Porches...

A generation knew the area as the “Upper 9th Ward”, but as other parts of the 9th Ward above the Canal farther from the River became developed, a more specific name was needed. Inspired by the local telephone exchangedesignation of Bywater, which fit the neighborhood’s proximity to the River and the Canal, the neighborhood was known as “Bywater” by the 1940s.

The variety of the ateaas housing stock is pretty diverse.  The homes pictured here just stood out from the rest.  There is many more but this caught my cameras eye about a week ago….

 

Historic Bywater Home...Plants Give the location...

New Orleans Bywater Home, Front of a camel Back

Bywater Doubles in New Orleans,so colorful and what a neighborhood turnaround…..

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Bywater Home Double, Love the doors and windows

   Did You Know……      The Bywater is also home to the site at which Homer Plessy was removed from an East Louisiana Railroad car for violating the separate car act, an event that resulted in the Plessy v. Ferguson case and the legal doctrine of “separate but equal.” Today, a historical marker stands at the intersection of Press Street and Royal Street to commemorate the even

Bywater Blue Home in New Orleans

 

        The area now known as Bywater was mostly plantation land in the Colonial era, with significant residential development beginning the first decade of the 19th century as part of what was known as “Faubourg Washington”, part of the predominantly Francophone “Downtown” section of New Orleans. Many people from France, Spain and the French Caribbean settled here.

      During the century, it grew with both White Creoles of French and Spanish descent, as well as mixed race Creoles of French, Spanish, African and Native American descent. They were also joined by immigrants from Germany, Italy and Ireland.

Bywater Double Home with matching steps

 

Locals usually designate less complex boundaries: the Mississippi River to St. Claude Avenue, and the railroad tracks along Press Street to the Industrial Canal. One thing that really strikes you about the neighborhood is today is all the color that you see.  You see more people riding bikes than in any part of New Orleans.  In the 1960’s these homes were all white with dark green colors.  Families lived in the area for generations until the 1970’s when there was a mass exodus from the neighborhood.  Somehow it sprang back to life….Just unbelivable if you have a long memory….Check it out….

Bywater homes and Color

 

Bright and Colorful in Bywater, New Orleans Neighborhoods

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Bywater Home, Very Colorful

     The Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans has historic homes that now look like works of art.  This was not always the case as the colors of 40 years ago where white and dark green for the shutters.  Lots to see if you stop and walk the streets.  Lots of doubles as well. Most likely more doubles than any other neighborhood in New Orleans….

     A generation knew the area as the “Upper 9th Ward”, but as other parts of the 9th Ward above the Canal farther from the River became developed, a more specific name was needed. Inspired by the local telephone designation of Bywater, which fit the neighborhood’s proximity to the River and the Canal, the neighborhood was known as “Bywater” by the 1940s.

Historic Bywater Double in New Orleans

New Orleans Homes come in a variety of styles, colors and distinct neighborhoods..

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

      The variety of historic home in the New Orleans Metro area is always amazing.  The city is a city of neighborhoods built over time in their own distinctive ways.  We are lucky to have so many people willing to restore and maintain these wonderful historic homes….The neighborhoods were built as the city expanded. 

     Here we have a Garden District Double home,  an Uptown cottage with camelback and a Bywater double.  They are all very colorful and beautiful.  They were not origionally painted these colors.  Each person who restores these homes are like artist with their home as their canvas.