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House Styles in New Orleans and the Mississippi Valley


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Creole Townhouses
Creole Townhouse in New Orleans

Creole Townhouse in New Orleans

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After the great fire of 1788, Creole builders in New Orleans constructed thick-walled townhouses that sat directly on the street or walkway. Creole Townhouses shared many of these features:
  • Brick or stucco construction
  • Arched openings
  • Steep roofs
  • Dormers
  • Wrought iron balconies

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