When people familiar with the architecture of New Orleans think of the Uptown district they usually picture the iconic columns and clean lines of the neo-Classical style so abundant among the old oaks along St Charles Avenue. However, when you take a closer look you will see that in addition to this stately style there are also many examples of Victorian architecture, including rounded corners, ornate window details, and bright pastel colors. This style is somewhat similar to the Gothic steamboat style which is perhaps best characterized by the flamboyant exuberance of San Francisco Plantation. As you tour around the city, see if you can spot the Victorian houses that help create the unique patchwork of architectural styles in New Orleans!
Victorian Architecture Uptown
Jan 2, 2014 | History