The Pitot House: A Landmark on Bayou St. John James Wade

ISBN: 9781455619320

Published: October 22nd 2014

Hardcover

128 pages


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The Pitot House: A Landmark on Bayou St. John  by  James Wade

The Pitot House: A Landmark on Bayou St. John by James Wade
October 22nd 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 128 pages | ISBN: 9781455619320 | 6.41 Mb

Before the French and Spanish began to colonize the area, the Native Americans relied on Bayou St. John and the other river systems in Louisiana. Later, Africans, Irish, Germans, and other immigrants would turn the port of New Orleans into aMoreBefore the French and Spanish began to colonize the area, the Native Americans relied on Bayou St. John and the other river systems in Louisiana. Later, Africans, Irish, Germans, and other immigrants would turn the port of New Orleans into a culturally diverse trading ground on which Louisiana history was built. The Pitot House was built on the bayou for Antoine Rivard de Lavigne in 1708.

The houses namesake, James Pitot, bought the house in 1804.An architectural gem in a city of magnificent structures- the Pitot Houses history adds to her value and demands her preservation. This attractive volume, with text and archival and modern photographs, showcases the fascinating architecture of a traditional Creole country home, one of the few to survive from Louisianas Spanish colonial period. The house has served as a home to merchants, politicians, and even nuns throughout the years, but in 1964 when the house was in danger, the Louisiana Landmarks Society stepped in to save and restore this important monument to Creole-Louisiana history.The Louisiana Landmarks Society is dedicated to saving and preserving the history and architectural originality of New Orleans.

By protesting at demolition sites, publishing books about local landmarks, and establishing awards, the Louisiana Landmarks Society has ensured that the Pitot House will be seen and admired by another generation.



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