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Benjamin Latrobe

Hey there, architecture enthusiasts! Have you ever heard of Benjamin Latrobe? If not, let me introduce you to the man often celebrated as the ‘Father […]

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Major Fire at the Montgomery-Grace House, 2525 St. Charles Avenue

Today the city of New Orleans lost a very important piece of historic architecture. The Montgomery- Grace house caught fire early this morning and raged […]

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Happy Birthday James Dakin! (1806)

Early Life On this day in 1806, James Harrison Dakin Jr., was born in the Township of Northeast, New York. His parents were James Dakin […]

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Happy Birthday William Freret! (1833)

William Freret, Jr. was born on this day in 1833 to New Orleans mayor William Freret and Fanny Salkeld. He studied engineering in England, and […]

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Happy Birthday Benjamin Latrobe! (1764)

Happy Birthday Benjamin Latrobe! On this day in 1764, Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe was born, near Leeds, England. He was educated as an architect and […]

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Free People of Color in Architecture (Part 2)

Today we continue with the second part of post about free people of color and their contributions to architecture in New Orleans. If you missed […]

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Free People of Color in Architecture (Part 1)

For Black History Month I thought I would learn a little more about contributions made by free people of color in the architecture of New […]

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Happy Birthday James Gallier, Sr. (1798)

James Gallagher was born in Ravensdale, Ireland on this day in 1798. His father, Thaddeus Gallagher, was a builder who trained his son in this […]

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Happy Birthday Pierre Benjamin Buisson! (1793)

On this day in 1793, Pierre Benjamin Buisson was born in Paris to Jean-Francoise-Claude Buisson and Marie Esther Guillotte. He was educated at l’Ecole Polytechnique, […]

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Happy Birthday Henry Howard! (1818) Part 1

On this day in 1818, Henry Howard was born in Cork, Ireland to Thomas Howard, an Irish builder. Henry studied at the Cork Mechanical Institute […]

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