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Category: Community Events

Start: Nov 02, 2021 6:00 PM

End: Nov 02, 2021 7:00 PM


Friends of the Cabildo to Celebrate 50 Years of New Orleans Architecture Series Books


New Orleans, LA - Friends of the Cabildo will host a lecture on the 50th Anniversary of its New Orleans Architecture Series Books celebrating the release of the Volume I: Lower Garden District Book as part of the Friends of the Cabildo Member Lecture Series. The lecture will be at 6pm, Tuesday, November 2nd on zoom. The lecture series is free for members of the Friends and is $10 for non-members.


Local architect and Friends of the Cabildo Board Member Sandra Baptie will present on the groundbreaking books that just put out their ninth (9th) edition in 2020. The first edition, published in 1961, physically described the Garden District into two (2) different areas: Lower Garden and Garden Districts. At this time, there was no distinction between the two and the book represented a movement within the preservation community that had just fought back the Riverfront Expressway controversy. Created by an all-volunteer committee. the books have become a resource for homeowners, researchers, and tourist alike. The ninth book, Carrollton, was written by Robert J. Cangelosi, Jr. in 2020 and Mr. Cangelosi will be interviewed at the end to talk about how the books come out of development and into print. Tours below will also be offered to guests and tickets can be purchased at the Friends website.

Lower Garden District Tours | Nov. 5, 19, 26 (Fridays), Nov. 11 (Thursday) | Tickets $25/$20
Departure: Muses Statue (Terpsichore & Prytania Streets)

Nineteenth century residential life in New Orleans comes alive through the Friends of the Cabildo Lower Garden District Tour! The district’s extensive collection of 1800’s residences-primarily side hall, double galleried homes in the Greek Revival and Italianate styles-will capture your imagination with both the romance and realities of life in these grand homes in the age before modern conveniences. Bounded by the Mississippi River, Jackson Ave., and St. Charles Ave., the Lower Garden District was developed as six different faubourgs, and it is known for its many irregularly shaped parks. You will gain a new understanding of the history and culture of the area through a review of its architecture, geography, and famous residents


The Friends of the Cabildo Lecture Series is every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. (cst) and conducted over zoom. Members and non-members, that sign up, receive a link the morning of the lecture as well as a recording of the lecture they can watch up to 60 days after. Non-Members can purchase tickets at www.friendsofthecabildo.org, members can sign up at the same location for free.

For more information on this event, please contact Jason Strada at (504) 523-3939 or jason@friendsofthecabildo.org.


Friends of the Cabildo is a private non-profit volunteer group that provides financial and volunteer support for the Louisiana State Museum, its projects and its property. Since incorporating in 1956, the Friends of the Cabildo has grown into a large statewide membership organization, a dynamic and motivating force in broadening and supporting the aims of the Louisiana State Museum.




Jason Strada

Executive Director


Friends of the Cabildo

701 Chartres Street

New Orleans, LA 70116 (Mailing)


400 North Peters Street, Suite 210 (Physical)

New Orleans, LA 70130


(504) 523-3939 (O)

(504) 524-9130 (F)


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