Dec 6: Les Marche des Fetes

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1440 Moss Street | New Orleans | 504-482-0312
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Join the fun Saturday, December 6th from 10:00 – 4:00
for Le Marché des Fêtes, a celebration of
the grapefruit harvest and creole holiday traditions.

Shop over 30 vendors for one-of-a-kind, handmade art and accessories, tasty local delicacies, as well as garden bulb varieties from the Pitot House parterre garden. Live entertainment will be provided by John Rankin, the 101 Runners, and Encore Academy Choir. Book-signings by Poppy Tooker and Bonnie Warren. Craft demonstrations on the grounds of the Pitot House and a visit from Papa Noël!

Join your friends at 1440 Moss Street in New Orleans on December 6th! Proceeds from this celebration support the Pitot House and its gardens, and further the work of the Louisiana Landmarks Society.

Learn more at: www.louisianalandmarks.org

Many thanks to sponsors Avis R. Ogilvy and Lyn Tomlinson.

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Parterre Garden Lecture and Tour
by Anna Timmerman, Pitot House Gardener

Saturday, November 22, 10:00—11:30 AM at the Pitot House

lemarchdesfetes1The parterre garden fronting the historic Pitot House has endured many changes, but the essential design can be traced back over 150 years. Gardener Anna Timmerman will provide examples of French parterre gardens from the fifteenth century to the present, as well as formal and contemporary examples here in New Orleans and abroad. A short garden tour and discussion of plans for future additions to the gardens and restoration of the Pitot House parterre will take place following a slide presentation.

The lecture is free for LLS members and $10 for non-members.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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To mark the 50th Anniversary of the acquisition and relocation of the Pitot House by Louisiana Landmarks Society, we are proud to announce the publication of The Pitot House: A Landmark on Bayou St. John.

Written by James Wade, with photography by Robert S. Brantley and Jan White Brantley, as well as a foreword by Eugene D. Cizek, this new book captures the history and beauty of the Pitot House. Buy your copy today!

 

Special Tour: 19th Century Mourning & Interment Customs

Special Tour: 19th Century Mourning & Interment Customs

19th-century-burialThe Louisiana Landmarks Society and Save Our Cemeteries have partnered to present a special tour on “19th Century Mourning and Interment Customs.” The tour will showcase both the historic Pitot House museum and St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. Tour groups will meet at the Pitot House on Bayou St. John at 1:30 pm and walk to the historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. After a visit to the cemetery highlighting burial customs and historic figures interred there, the group returns to the Pitot House to learn about the house and its history. The Pitot House will interpret 19th century mourning customs. The tour will end at approximately 3:30pm.

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This combined special tour will be held Friday, November 21st. The cost is $30 per person. Discounts are available for LLS Members – to book your discounted admission, please call Louisiana Landmarks Society at 504-482-0312.

Louisiana Landmarks Society and Pitot House 1440 Moss Street | New Orleans, LA 70119

Dec 6: Les Marche des Fetes

landmarks-logo

1440 Moss Street | New Orleans | 504-482-0312
lemarchedesfetes

Join the fun Saturday, December 6th from 10:00 – 4:00
for Le Marché des Fêtes, a celebration of
the grapefruit harvest and creole holiday traditions.

Shop over 30 vendors for one-of-a-kind, handmade art and accessories, tasty local delicacies, as well as garden bulb varieties from the Pitot House parterre garden. Live entertainment will be provided by John Rankin, the 101 Runners, and Encore Academy Choir. Book-signings by Poppy Tooker and Bonnie Warren. Craft demonstrations on the grounds of the Pitot House and a visit from Papa Noël!

Join your friends at 1440 Moss Street in New Orleans on December 6th! Proceeds from this celebration support the Pitot House and its gardens, and further the work of the Louisiana Landmarks Society.

Learn more at: www.louisianalandmarks.org

Many thanks to sponsors Avis R. Ogilvy and Lyn Tomlinson.

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Parterre Garden Lecture and Tour
by Anna Timmerman, Pitot House Gardener

Saturday, November 22, 10:00—11:30 AM at the Pitot House

lemarchdesfetes1The parterre garden fronting the historic Pitot House has endured many changes, but the essential design can be traced back over 150 years. Gardener Anna Timmerman will provide examples of French parterre gardens from the fifteenth century to the present, as well as formal and contemporary examples here in New Orleans and abroad. A short garden tour and discussion of plans for future additions to the gardens and restoration of the Pitot House parterre will take place following a slide presentation.

The lecture is free for LLS members and $10 for non-members.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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pitot-book

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the acquisition and relocation of the Pitot House by Louisiana Landmarks Society, we are proud to announce the publication of The Pitot House: A Landmark on Bayou St. John.

Written by James Wade, with photography by Robert S. Brantley and Jan White Brantley, as well as a foreword by Eugene D. Cizek, this new book captures the history and beauty of the Pitot House. Buy your copy today!

 

2552 St. Philip to Get an Inn with Neighbors

2552stPhilip-300x240Nearly everyone who spoke before the City Planning Commission this week about the proposal to convert the century-old New Orleans Police station at 2552 St. Philip Street into a bed-and-breakfast was in favor of it — including the neighbors, the commissioners and even the city staffers who said it was impossible.

Only the language of the city’s land use bureaucracy stood in the way, an obstacle that proved insurmountable Oct. 28. After the City Planning Commission voted to postpone a decision on the project, District D City Councilman Jared Brossett said he is preparing to amend city law to make it possible.

Please click here for the rest of the Mid-City Messenger’s story.

2552 St. Philip auction

A “Police Jail and Patrol Station” built in the turn of the 20th century in the Esplanade Ridge neighborhood was auctioned off for $175,000 Friday(December 13, 2013), according to city officials.

The 6,291-square foot Queen Anne and French Renaissance Revival-style building, located at 2552 St. Philip Street, was given a market value of $175,000 in September 2012. It is “in very poor condition,” with “substantial flooding and roof damage,” according to an appraisal done by Stegall, Benson and Associates, LLC for the city of New Orleans.

According to Tyler Gamble, the city’s press secretary, Liz and Raul Canache purchased the property.

December 16, 2013
http://midcitymessenger.com/2013/12/16/st-philip-street-police-station-from-1902-auctioned-for-175000/

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by Charlie London
Property Disposition 12/12: Consideration of the sale of 2552 Saint Philip Street, Lots 99 and 100, Square 322, in the Second Municipal District, bounded by Saint Philip, Dumaine, North Rocheblave and North Dorgenois Streets. (ZBM C-13, PD-4)

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You may remember that I have been passionate about the restoration of 2552 St. Philip for many years now. I happened upon the property while surveying the area after moving to Faubourg St. John after my previous house was destroyed by the Federal Flood. I literally gasped when I first saw the property. It is a stunning architectural gem of serious historical significance.

I am happy to announce today that dream of getting the property restored may indeed become a reality… with your help. You see, the city wants to auction 2552 St. Philip off to the highest bidder. I hear you saying, “so what, I can’t afford that!” Maybe not, but you may know someone who can. Let’s work together to find someone who will provide the care and restoration this property so desperately needs.

There are many people who helped bring this city property up for auction. Michelle Kimball of the Preservation Resource Center has been a stalwart fan of 2552 St. Philip and deserves much of the credit for keeping the pressure on the city to do something with it. The Louisiana Landmarks Society was also instrumental in bringing attention to 2552 St. Philip when it listed it as one of its “New Orleans 9 Most Endangered Properties”.

Former Councilperson Shelley Midura and present Councilperson Susan Guidry both of New Orleans Council District A and their staffs were also extremely helpful.

2552 St Philip Street was included in a presentation given to the Council Housing and Human Services Committee yesterday. It is among the City’s first list of surplus properties to be auctioned.

2552 St. Philip is just one of the historic city-owned properties being demolished by neglect…

Restoring City-owned historic properties would create anchors of positive development throughout New Orleans and give a big boost to our restoration efforts. My previous blog posts about 2552 St. Philip are in the links below:

PHOTO and DESCRIPTION of 2552 St. Philip
https://katrinafilm.wordpress.com/2009/04/28/2552-st-philip-street/

DONATION OF CITY PROPERTY
https://katrinafilm.wordpress.com/2009/05/29/donation-of-city-property/

CITY DEMOLISHES PROPERTY BY NEGLECT
https://katrinafilm.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/581/

PHOTO and DESCRIPTION of 2552 St. Philip
https://katrinafilm.wordpress.com/2009/04/28/2552-st-philip-street/

Louisiana Landmarks 50th Anniversary Gala

lls-gala-webOn July 21, 1964, following months of negotiating and scrambling by Louisiana Landmarks Society, the Pitot House was moved from a nearby site to its current location in order to save it from demolition. To honor the anniversary of this historic move, Louisiana Landmarks Society is hosting a celebratory gala on Thursday, November 6. This exciting  evening will feature a live auction, music by Deacon John and the Ivories, and food and beverages from favorite local restaurants including Café Degas, Pearl Wine Co., Ralph’s on the Park, Nonna Mia, and Lil Dizzy’s.

To purchase tickets visit: 

louisianalandmarks.org/shop

To donate to the auction:

please contact info@louisianalandmarks.org

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About Louisiana Landmarks Society

The Louisiana Landmarks Society is a non-profit 501(C)3 preservation advocacy organization, established in 1950.  With founders such as Samuel Wilson, Jr. and Martha Robinson, Landmarks rapidly defined preservation advocacy in New Orleans by leading the charge to preserve Gallier Hall in 1950 and defeat the proposed Riverfront Expressway a decade later.  Today, the spirit of the organization’s founders lives on in Landmarks’ annual “New Orleans’ 9 Most Endangered” listing of at-risk historic properties. Landmarks’ preservation activities restored the c. 1799 Pitot House to its Creole West Indies colonial charm and current use as a site for preservation education.

Focusing their efforts to the New Orleans area, Landmarks’ mission is to promote historic preservation through education, advocacy and operation of the Pitot House.

Louisiana Landmarks 50th Anniversary Gala

lls-gala-webOn July 21, 1964, following months of negotiating and scrambling by Louisiana Landmarks Society, the Pitot House was moved from a nearby site to its current location in order to save it from demolition. To honor the anniversary of this historic move, Louisiana Landmarks Society is hosting a celebratory gala on Thursday, November 6. This exciting  evening will feature a live auction, music by Deacon John and the Ivories, and food and beverages from favorite local restaurants including Café Degas, Pearl Wine Co., Ralph’s on the Park, Nonna Mia, and Lil Dizzy’s.

To purchase tickets visit: 

louisianalandmarks.org/shop

To donate to the auction:

please contact info@louisianalandmarks.org

PITOT HOUSE

About Louisiana Landmarks Society

The Louisiana Landmarks Society is a non-profit 501(C)3 preservation advocacy organization, established in 1950.  With founders such as Samuel Wilson, Jr. and Martha Robinson, Landmarks rapidly defined preservation advocacy in New Orleans by leading the charge to preserve Gallier Hall in 1950 and defeat the proposed Riverfront Expressway a decade later.  Today, the spirit of the organization’s founders lives on in Landmarks’ annual “New Orleans’ 9 Most Endangered” listing of at-risk historic properties. Landmarks’ preservation activities restored the c. 1799 Pitot House to its Creole West Indies colonial charm and current use as a site for preservation education.

Focusing their efforts to the New Orleans area, Landmarks’ mission is to promote historic preservation through education, advocacy and operation of the Pitot House.

Louisiana Landmarks 50th Anniversary Gala

lls-gala-webOn July 21, 1964, following months of negotiating and scrambling by Louisiana Landmarks Society, the Pitot House was moved from a nearby site to its current location in order to save it from demolition. To honor the anniversary of this historic move, Louisiana Landmarks Society is hosting a celebratory gala on Thursday, November 6. This exciting  evening will feature a live auction, music by Deacon John and the Ivories, and food and beverages from favorite local restaurants including Café Degas, Pearl Wine Co., Ralph’s on the Park, Nonna Mia, and Lil Dizzy’s.

To purchase tickets visit:

louisianalandmarks.org/shop

To donate to the auction:

please contact info@louisianalandmarks.org

PITOT HOUSE

About Louisiana Landmarks Society

The Louisiana Landmarks Society is a non-profit 501(C)3 preservation advocacy organization, established in 1950.  With founders such as Samuel Wilson, Jr. and Martha Robinson, Landmarks rapidly defined preservation advocacy in New Orleans by leading the charge to preserve Gallier Hall in 1950 and defeat the proposed Riverfront Expressway a decade later.  Today, the spirit of the organization’s founders lives on in Landmarks’ annual “New Orleans’ 9 Most Endangered” listing of at-risk historic properties. Landmarks’ preservation activities restored the c. 1799 Pitot House to its Creole West Indies colonial charm and current use as a site for preservation education.

Focusing their efforts to the New Orleans area, Landmarks’ mission is to promote historic preservation through education, advocacy and operation of the Pitot House.