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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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Keeping Cool in New Orleans: How Architecture Helps Battle The Summer Heat

In New Orleans, architecture is about survival and not just beauty. Would your house hold up in our heat?

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The Rink Myth Debunked!

Standing on the corner of Washington and Prytania, beneath a yellow barn-shaped building, you’ll hear it. Wild stories about the history of the building. “Right […]

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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 […]

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How Architecture Was Designed to Fight Summer Heat

Summer is in full swing and with it brings sweltering temperatures and humidity that makes you feel like you should have brought flippers with you. […]

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Women in Colonial Louisiana

For Women’s History Month, I’d like to share with you a paper I wrote for a Colonial Louisiana Class in 2013, about the mark that […]

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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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The Second New Orleans Fire (1794)

On December 8th 1794, the second of two great fires in New Orleans history occurred, starting on Royal Street in the French Quarter. This fire […]

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The French Opera House Fire (1919)

On this day in 1919, the French Opera House burned down. This theater had been located at the corner of Bourbon and Toulouse streets, in […]

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