The National Trust Guide to New Orleans

The National Trust Guide to New Orleans


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The Definitive Guide to the Architectural and Cultural Treasures ofOne of North America's Most Beloved Cities

The National Trust Guide to New Orleans is an indispensableresource for tourists, armchair travelers, architects, and anyoneconcerned with the preservation of one of the world's mostfascinating cities. From the cast iron ornamentation in the FrenchQuarter to the stately Greek Revival residences of the GardenDistrict, this lavishly illustrated guide takes you on aneighborhood-by-neighborhood journey through the architectural andcultural treasures of the "Big Easy."

Providing a cross section of types and styles of architecture foreach neighborhood covered, the guide pays special attention toarchitecturally important buildings once inhabited by notablepersons. Photographs, drawings, engravings, etchings, maps, andother images created by earlier building watchers, show you thesites through the eyes of other generations. You'll findfascinating historical details about the buildings' architects,builders, and residents; up-to-date information on food, lodgings,and entertainment; and discussions of preservation issues thatpertain to many of the sites.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471144045
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/23/1996
Series: Wileys Preservation Press Architectural
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

ROULHAC TOLEDANO has spent the past 25 years writing and lecturingabout architecture and preservation issues.

THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION is the only private,nonprofit organization chartered by Congress to encourage publicparticipation in the preservation of sites, buildings, and objectssignificant in American history and culture.

Table of Contents


The French Quarter.

Creole Suburbs.

Esplanade Ridge and Bayou St.



Faubourg St.

Mary and Algiers and Gretna.

The Lower Garden District.

The Garden District.

Uptown, University, and Carollton.


Architecturally Speaking.

Lodging and Restaurants.

Books on New Orleans.

Food, Jazz, and History: The Soul of New Orleans.


New Orleans Cooking: A Preview.

New Orleans Talking: A Glossary.

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