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Creole Cottages were among the first homes built in the Crescent City

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

     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.