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Field Trip Friday! Williams Residence

You know all those museums you’ve been telling yourself (and others) that you need to go visit? Summer is really the perfect time to do it! There are less crowds, the museums are typically temperature controlled, and there are deals everywhere. Have you heard about the new French Quarter Museum Association? You haven’t? Here’s the skinny, the French Quarter Museum Association includes 13 museums in the French Quarter. Beauregard Keyes House New Orleans Pharmacy Museum New Orleans Jazz Museum Hermann-Grima House Gallier House Louis Cathedral Ursuline Convent Cabildo Presbytère 1850 House Historic New Orleans Collection properties – including the Historic[…]

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Featured on Beyond Bourbon Street Podcast!

Last week I was interviewed by Mark Bologna for Beyond Bourbon Street podcast. This podcast is a great resource for visitors to our city or even locals who want to learn more about their home. In this episode, we talked about New Orleans’ fabulous architecture. We discussed how architecture and history are intertwined, as our story is reflected by our buildings from early French settlement to present day.  Many different cultures contributed to our landscape and skyline –just one more way that New Orleans is such a unique city! This is my first podcast and I really had a fun[…]

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The New Orleans Architecture Foundation’s Poydras Tour is great!

Last Saturday I took a Poydras Tour offered by The New Orleans Architecture Foundation. It was led by Shannon French, a local architect and NOAF board member. I really enjoyed the tour, it was well researched and equally well delivered. It is clear that Shannon was excited about the material and wanted to share it with his guests. The tour started at Harrah’s Casino at 9:30 am. In this space Shannon gave an intro and briefly discussed the history of the Poydras Corridor. This street was laid out as early as 1788 (the same year as the Great Fire) and[…]

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Recommended by Gardenista!

This week, New Orleans Architecture Tours was honored by being included in Gardenista’s “10 Garden Ideas to Steal from New Orleans”. This online gardening magazine has handy tips about keeping your plants alive and how to make your outdoor spaces beautiful. In New Orleans, we have a very hot summer, mild winters and humidity all the time. Michelle Slatalla took a tour with us to learn about how New Orleanians deal with this climate and wrote a great article about her findings. (Here’s a sneak peek: we keep gardens that provide us lots of shade, smell nice, and look okay[…]

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Favorite Building Friday!

Favorite Building Friday! This week to celebrate our annual French Quarter Fest, we headed back down to New Orleans’ most famous neighborhood to pick out a new house to showcase on our Favorite Building Friday segment. Away from the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street, tucked away at 707 Dumaine Street is the de La Torre House. The de la Torre House doesn’t make many Favorite New Orleans Houses Lists and I’m willing to bet dollars to donuts that most visitors to the city don’t even notice this home, they just walk past it on their way to Bourbon Street.[…]

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