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Old 12-30-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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With the change from French to Spanish rule , there was a big change in the Architecture . It stands to reason that the " look " you see today in the Quarter is a result of that Spanish influence .
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:31 PM
 
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:34 PM
 
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How about the pics above?

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Old 12-30-2010, 09:46 PM
 
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Depends on who you ask .
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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I don't know why NOLA build another french quarter area around the ST Roche area
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:24 PM
 
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New Orleans building another French Quarter is like Philly replacing the Liberty Bell with a shiny new one without the crack.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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I've studied historic New Orleans architecture
Most buildings date to 1830s in the Quarter.
The 2 fires that destroyed the French Colonial Quarter were in 1788 and 1794 (also had 2 hurricanes that year).
The old Ursuline Convent is the oldest building in the Lower Mississippi River valley dating back to the 1740s (and older building stood there in the 1730s)
The St. Louis Catherdral is the 3rd church to sit on that site

And there is nothing wrong with "fake" New Orleans architecture provided its done using authentic materials. I don't believe in fake historcism...only bad materials, styles are styles and can be reused anytime (after all look at Greek Revivial, Colonial Revival, Duth Colonial Revival, Southern Colonial Revival, etc)

however to call those hippedly steeped roofs in Baton Rouge or the Northshore, French Colonial is wrong...they are just crap suburban houses with a nod to CANADIAN Colonial French roofing.
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