The Pitot House: A Landmark on Bayou St. John

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Architectural majesty rising from the bayou. Travel back in time to one of New Orleans' oldest historic homes. The Pitot House retains its architectural purity and significance because of the Louisiana Landmarks Society's efforts in preservation. A traditional Creole country home, the structure remains as a point of reference around which the city revolves. This well-researched volume reveals the captivating history of this gem from the colonial period. The detailed descriptions of the style of the building are enhanced by archival photographs and historical background information. The functionality, integrity, and design of the Pitot House stand as reminders of New Orleans' architectural evolution and memory.
ISBN: 9781455619320
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Louisiana Landmarks
Images: 57
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 8 (w) x 10 (h)
James Wade is a member of the board of directors for the Louisiana Landmarks Society, where he also the correspondence secretary, chair of the publications committee, and preservation editor. He volunteers as docent at the Pitot House museum. Wade has an MA in history from Louisiana Tech University, an MLIS from Louisiana State University, and an MPS in historic preservation from Tulane University. He is affiliated with the American Library Association, the Society of American Archivists, and Society of Architectural Historians.
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