New Orleans Architecture Tours

April 2019

Favorite Building Friday – Hennen Building

For this week’s Favorite Building Friday, we return to the Central Business District to learn about the Hennen Building, also known as the Maritime Building. This building is located at 800 Common Street. I am having a hard time shaking my sadness about losing the Grace Montgomery house, so I thought I would research another Thomas Sully design. For more information about that devastating loss, please be sure to check out The Hennen Building is also referred to as New Orleans 1st high-rise, and is noted in the Times-Democrat (September 1, 1895) as being the “tallest building ever erected[…]

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