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Double Gallery Houses
Double Gallery House in the Garden District of New Orleans

Double Gallery House in the Garden District of New Orleans

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Stroll through the Garden District of New Orleans and other fashionable neighborhoods throughout the Mississippi Valley and you'll find gracious columned homes in a variety of classical styles.

During the first half of the nineteenth century, classical ideas blended with practical townhouse design to create space-efficient double gallery houses. These two-story homes sit on brick piers a short distance from the property line. Each level has a covered porch with columns.

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