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New Orleans Garden District Walk….New Orleans Historic Homes

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Garden District Home 2015-1

         In the early 1800’s the area we now call the Garden Distict were plantations along the Mississippi River Upriver from the City of New Orleans.  The Area was developed from 1832 to 1900. The plantations were sold off as large parcels of land to mainly wealthly English speaking Americans who did not live in the French Quarter where most of the Creole families lived.

         The area became the City of Lafayette in 1833. It was later annexed into the City of New Orleans in 1852. The Neighborhood was then known as the Garden District becaause of the large lots and lush gardens. later many of the parcels were further divided up into smaller plots.  Now it is one of the most valuable real estate in the State of Louisiana.

Garden District Home in New Orleans 9-2015

Garden District Home, New Orleans 15

Garden District Home, Double Balcony 15

Garden District Home and Porches

Garden District Side Yard.New Orleans

My walk through the New Orleans Garden District this weekend….Some Beautiful Large Historic Homes

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Big Garden District Home in New Orleans

Garden District Yard

Garden District Mansion

    This weekend’s walk was about 530 pm on a Saturday afternoon. I had just been to see a client in the French Quarter where it was extremely crowded. I decide to park and get out and walk while there was still some nice light for photographs.  I ran into several tour groups but that was about it.

     These are all the very large homes that caught my eye. Its easy to see why this area of New Orleans is called the Garden District. I had been in the one pictured above and it is like 3 homes totaling over 8000 sq. ft. of living on a very large lot. At the time it was a second home for an out of state couple. Hard to believe but true….

Garden District Home, Wrought Iron Roofline details

New Orleans Garden District Home in Shade

Prytania Street Home in New Orleans,Curved Porch

Garden District, New Orleans  Home 5-9-15

Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America died in this Garden District Home…

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Jefferson Davis died in this New Orleans Home     Jefferson Davis died here in 1889 in the New Orleans Garden District…This is a little known fact that stumbled across while walking through the Garden District. He was buried locally for 2 years and then moved to Virginia.  It is known as the Payne Strachan Home…

Jefferson Davis Placque, New Orleans