This photographic narrative showcases more than 250 historic landmarks across New Orleans. Divided by geographic areas of the city, the book covers establishments in the Garden District, the Central Business District, Algiers, and Esplanade Ridge, among others. Historical overviews with corresponding images illustrate such structures as homes, churches, colleges, and commercial buildings.
From the Cabildo in the Vieux Carré and the William Faulkner House in Pirates Alley, to the former Kolb’s Restaurant on St. Charles Avenue and the New Orleans Cotton Exchange building on Carondelet Street, Landmarks of New Orleans depicts an array of historic sites. A section on floating landmarks includes information on the Delta Queen, the Deluge, and the U.S.S. Cabot. In addition to providing a history of the building, along with the name of the architect, each overview notes the date that the Orleans Parish Landmarks Commission designated the building as a National Historic Landmark. An index allows readers to access particular establishments.
About the Author
Leonard V. Huber was one of Louisiana’s leading historians. He served as president of the Louisiana Landmarks Society, the Orleans Parish Landmarks Commission, and the Friends of the Cabildo. He was the author of more than twenty books on the subject of Louisiana history, including Pelican’s Mardi Gras: A Pictorial History of Carnival in New Orleans and New Orleans: A Pictorial History and coauthor of The Cabildo on Jackson Square, New Orleans Architecture Volume 3: The Cemeteries, Tales of the Mississippi, and The Battle of New Orleans and Its Monument.
About the Foreword Writer
Samuel Wilson, Jr. founded the Louisiana Landmarks Society in 1950. He was an architect, scholar, author, and lecturer. He is also the author of The Battle of New Orleans: Plantation Houses on the Battlefield of New Orleans and A Guide to Architecture of New Orleans.
LANDMARKS OF NEW ORLEANS
By Leonard V. Huber
Foreword by Samuel Wilson, Jr.
ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation / General
172 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
256 photos 5 maps Index