Thursday, February 5, 2009

Establishing shot for St. Louis Cemetery?

The yellow building is "Basin St. Station" it's a welcome center for tourism, and there is a reception hall on the roof.  I took these pics from their veranda.  They would be willing to let us use it in exchange for a mention in the credits.  If a mention is not possible, they may still allow us to use it.  The 2nd pic is a wide shot of the cemetery.  The grass that you see in the 3rd pic is the protestant section, where Latrobe's placard resides.

St Louis Cemetery #1

If you are facing the cemetery (pic #1), there are housing projects to the left along Conti St. (pic #2) and to the rear.  The front of the cemetery runs along Basin St. (pic 3).  The entrance to the cemetery has a wrought iron cross (pic 4).  To the right of the building is St. Louis St. (pic #5)

Protestant Section of the Cemetery

This is where Latrobe was supposedly buried.  The protestant section is located in the rear of the cemetery and used to be much larger but was reduced in size due to expansion of the city.  It's largely just a grassy area with some marked and unmarked graves.  Nobody knows where Latrobe's body actually lies.

Inside of the Cemetery

Photos from the perimeter walkway

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cafe Fleur De Lis

This is a 2nd option.  Still waiting on pics from the PR lady for a 3rd and 4th option, however, this is the most "diner" looking establishment I've come across which is open to working with us in the quarter.

Horse Drawn Carriages

These are the carriage options

Monday, February 2, 2009

Latrobe Park

This park is located where the original Water Works stood.  It is directly next to the French Market in the Quarter.  I believe these fountains existed at the original water works.

Swamp Video

Egret in the Swamp


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

St. Louis Cathedral - Central Tower

According to the book, "Benjamin Henry Latrobe" by Talbot, he designed the central tower.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Vincent Nolte House (Old Photos)

Click here for a photo of it now from the front.

Click here for a photo of the building from the side now.

Vincent Nolte House Plans

Old Photos of LA State Bank

Check out the Palm tree in the 1st pic, and check it out in this pic.

The 2nd & 3rd pic are a view of the bank from the side street, Conti St.

I believe the last photo has the incorrect date as the bank was not built till 1920.  That pic was taken from Royal Street.

Latrobe's Last Design

Excerpt taken from the "Southern Architectural Review"

Royal Turkish Bath Co.

An advertisement for a business after the bank closed.  

LA State Bank Floor Plan

This information provided by the "The Historic New Orleans Collection" - Williams Research Center