New Orleans Architecture Series — Volume V: The Esplanade Ridge
The Esplanade represents a treasure trove of nineteenth-century architecture, with every decade of the 1800s represented in this work. Included are French Colonial and Creole homes, American style frame and brick townhouses, Louisiana Plantation types, as well as Italianate Victorian, Second Empire, Edwardian, Mission, and City Beautiful Styles. Almost two hundred houses on the Esplanade were constructed prior to 1900, and all but five of the avenue’s blocks still contain historically important structures.
More than 350 photographs, paintings, and sketches many of them from archival sources are reproduced, along with a large map of Esplanade Avenue.