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New Orleans Architecture: Faubourg Tremé and the Bayou Road

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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

Faubourg Tremï and the Bayou Road, one of the historically significant areas of early New Orleans, today ranges from North Rampart Street to North Broad Street and from Canal Street to St. Bernard Avenue. This ...

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Overview

"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

Faubourg Tremï and the Bayou Road, one of the historically significant areas of early New Orleans, today ranges from North Rampart Street to North Broad Street and from Canal Street to St. Bernard Avenue. This area, first inhabited and largely developed by affluent gens de couler libres (freed persons of color), is the focus of the sixth volume of the award-winning New Orleans Architecture series.

Throughout the book, a detailed history of the area is presented, incorporating much previously unpublished material on the early days of the city. Information is included on the French Canadian immigrants, military and civil officials from France, and settlers from Biloxi, Dauphin Island, and Mobile.

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 Tremï and the Bayou Road, Volume VII: Jefferson City, and Volume VIII: The University Section, all available from Pelican.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565548312
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Series: New Orleans Architecture Series , #6
  • Edition description: 2 ED
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,406,813
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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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