Gallier House

Gallier House is a restored 19th-century historic house museum located on Royal Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Gallier House
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Gallier House (with green balcony)
Gallier House is located in East New Orleans
Gallier House
Gallier House is located in Louisiana
Gallier House
Gallier House is located in the United States
Gallier House
Location1132 Royal St., New Orleans, Louisiana
Coordinates29°57′40.76″N 90°3′41.01″W / 29.9613222°N 90.0613917°W / 29.9613222; -90.0613917Coordinates: 29°57′40.76″N 90°3′41.01″W / 29.9613222°N 90.0613917°W / 29.9613222; -90.0613917
Built1857
ArchitectJames Gallier Jr.
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Italianate
Part ofVieux Carre Historic District (ID66000377)
NRHP reference No.74000932
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 15, 1974[1]
Designated NHLMay 30, 1974[2]
Designated NHLDCPDecember 21, 1965

It was originally the home of prominent New Orleans architect, James Gallier Jr. Construction began in 1857 and he moved in with his wife and children in 1860.

The fully furnished house includes a courtyard garden, elegant carriageway, and slave quarters. The interior is restored and furnished in the style of the 1850s. The home boasts numerous technological and architectural advancements for its time, offering a glimpse into 19th-century cutting-edge design. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974 for its association with Gallier, one of the city's most important architects of the mid-19th century.[2][3]

In 1996, the Woman's Exchange became the steward of this historic house after acquiring it from Tulane University. The Gallier House reflects an accurate and comprehensive historic restoration of one of New Orleans’ time-honored landmarks.

ArchitectureEdit

The house is eclectic, combining Italianate features such as stucco treatment with classical elements like the formal front entrance. The stucco covering protected the soft, locally-made brick from erosion by wind and water. The building was constructed of brick-on-brick foundations which increase the width below the surface.

The front entry is protected by the original cast iron gate. Much of the cast iron in the French Quarter was purchased from catalogs, so it was not as unique as the wrought iron. The front gate of Gallier House, however, was designed by James Gallier Jr. specifically for this house.[4]

InteriorEdit

 
Gallier house parlor.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Gallier House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on March 8, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2008.
  3. ^ Paul Goeldner (January 15, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Gallier House / James Gallier, Jr. House" (pdf). National Park Service. Cite journal requires |journal= (help) and Accompanying 22 photos, exterior and interior, from 1971. (5.56 MB)
  4. ^ Armbruster, Don (2002). Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses. Lawrenceburg, IN: The Creative Company. p. 13.

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