The Esplanade Ridge (Google eBook)

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Pelican Publishing, 1995 - Architecture - 192 pages
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"New Orleans is one of America's richest architectural possessions. . . . These architecture books lay a solid foundation in the field, are a great gift to general historians, and, as the authors hoped, have contributed immeasurably to the maintenance of extant architectural treasures." -The New Republic Here is the award-winning history of the entire length of one street from the Mississippi River to Bayou St. John in paperback format. New Orleans Architecture Volume V: The Esplanade Ridge, compiled by the Friends of the Cabildo, a leading preservation organization, focuses on the unified type of architecture along the 3.3-mile length of majestic Esplanade Avenue. The Esplanade represents a treasure-trove of nineteenth-century architecture, with every decade of the 1800s represented in this work. Included are French-colonial and Creole homes, American-style frame and brick townhouses, Louisiana plantation types, as well as Italianate Victorian, Second Empire, Edwardian, Mission, and City Beautiful styles. Almost two hundred houses on the Esplanade were constructed prior to 1900, and all but five of the avenue's blocks still contain historically important structures. More than 350 photographs, paintings, and sketches, many of them from archival sources, are reproduced, along with a large map of Esplanade Avenue. The New Orleans Architecture Series consists of Volume I: The Lower Garden District, Volume II: The American Sector, Volume III: The Cemeteries, Volume IV: The Creole Faubourgs, Volume V: The Esplanade Ridge, Volume VI: Faubourg Treme and the Bayou Road, Volume VII: Jefferson City, and Volume VIII: The University Section, all available from Pelican.
  

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Contents

The City Commons A Military Esplanade
5
United States Mint
11
BLOCKS 400 THROUGH 3400
18
City Park
136
New Orleans Notarial Archives
141
PHOTO INDEX
151
EPILOGUE
166
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
167
INDEX
169
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

An award-winning author of more than a dozen books, Roulhac B. Toledano is a prominent lecturer and an authority on historical architecture. She is the recipient of the American Institute of Architects International Book Award and works as an artist, writer, and preserver of historic American treasures.

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