“An important and necessary contribution to recording and understanding the city’s architectural history. . . . A welcome contrast to the superficialities that make up most other publications on New Orleans. . . . Inspires you to get out and see the buildings.”
“Quite possibly the most comprehensive architectural examination of any American city.”
—Landscape Architecture Magazine
Originally published in 1971, New Orleans Architecture Volume I: The Lower Garden District, has set the standard for the landmark, critically acclaimed, award-winning New Orleans Architecture series.
The Lower Garden District, comprised of one of the most comprehensive 19th century Greek Revival communities remaining in America, contains numerous stately mansions, plantation homes, country cottages, and sophisticated multi-family dwellings.
Researched and written by the Friends of the Cabildo, one of America’s leading preservationist organizations, the oversize, heavily illustrated volume features a color section of architectural renderings from New Orleans Notorial Archives.