Historic Homes Across the Mississippi River [Algiers Point]


Most people that visit New Orleans usually get stuck in the French Quarter because there are so many things to see and do there. They can book a tour to learn about historic places, visit parks and museums, shop at the French Market, boutiques, and gift shops, or take a break at one of the several bars or restaurants where they can enjoy Louisiana’s famous food and live music. On the other hand, if they don’t mind taking a ten-minute trip with the ferry across the Mississippi River from Canal Street to Algiers Point, they can get away from the intense city life and experience some quiet small town atmosphere.

Algiers Point is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans and a designated historic district. If you like house architecture like I do then Algiers Point is the right place to walk the streets and look at some beautiful historic homes. A devastating fire in 1895 destroyed a few hundreds of houses. Re-construction began almost immediately to save the gingerbread – fronted houses that can still be seen here today.IMG_0500IMG_0529IMG_0531IMG_0536IMG_053820170227_14360420170227_14372220170227_151401IMG_0510

Re – building after the fire resulted in Greek Revival, Italianate, and Victorian styles, reflecting Algiers Point’s period of greatest growth and development from 1850 to 1900. Some of the early buildings from the 1840s still exist today, but the District is dominated by buildings in Creole, Greek Revival, Victorian, and Edwardian styles.IMG_0504IMG_0506IMG_0522IMG_053520170227_14102420170227_145959(0)IMG_0556Sources: City of New Orleans HDLC – Algiers Point Historic District  02‐1, Wikipedia, and District Plaque

In New Orleans, Louisiana also see It Was An Unexpected Invite [inside a private historic home in New Orleans][picturesque and a short horror story] Colors and Architecture of the French QuarterWalking On Esplanade Avenue, Thursday Doors ,On Bourbon Street the Night Before Mardis Gras 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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