Saturday, March 31, 2012

Shotgun Home Tour in Faubourg St. John

I am so looking forward to the weekend. One of the things I am doing today is attending the Preservation Resource Center's Shotgun Home Tour in beautiful Bayou St. John. I love a good home tour.
The shotgun house is a New Orleans staple. It is a narrow rectangular domestic residence, usually no more than 12 feet wide, with rooms arranged one behind the other and doors at the end of the house. It was the most popular style of house in the Southern United States from the end of the Civil War through the 1920s.
The PRC celebrates the restorations of these timeless homes. The tour is a self-guided tour through the Faubourg St. John neighborhood.

The homes on tour this year are:
Daniel Samuels and Nona Epstein - 1450 Moss St.
Sara and Mark Landrieu - 1260 Moss St.
Ben Gauslin - 908 N. Rendon St.
Ken and Aimée Gowland - 3104 Desoto St.
Missy and Bill Dalton - 3100 Desoto St.
Dr. Kenneth Sumner and Mr. Booth Pohlmann - 2918 Esplanade Ave.
Laura and Sophie Vagianos and Lynn Reeves - 2819 Bell St.
Shawn Kennedy and Hal Brown - 2805 Bell St.
Thanks to the PRC by way of the Visual Vamp for some great pictures of today’s shotgun home offerings. Tickets can be purchased at the headquarters, The Pitot House.

Happy Touring y’all!


  1. Missy and Bill Dalton's house is amazing. I love the use of color inside and outside of the home! (It is the picture above with the statue of liberty on the back porch.) They also have a great selection of artwork displayed throughout. You can definitely see their love for festivals and New Orleans throughout the entire house. (And, they are super sweet people who let us park there for Jazz Fest!) Gotta love em! Enjoy your tour. Can't wait to hear your narrations afterwards.

  2. Have fun today! I'm sure you will post your own pictures in your next blog. :)


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