March 10, 2014
"COLONEL SHORT'S VILLA and THE CORNSTALK FENCE with MORNING-GLORIES"
"My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world." ~ Evangelist Billy Graham
The Garden District in New Orleans was settled in the 1850’s by successful entrepreneurs — the “nouveau riche” of that time. They built large, elegant mansions exemplifying many architectural styles, including Greek Revival, Italianate and Queen Anne Victorians.
"This house was built (in 1835) by architect Henry Howard for Kentucky Colonel Robert Short. The story goes that Short's wife complained of missing the cornfields in her native Iowa, so he bought her the cornstalk fence. But a recent owner's revisionist explanation is that the wife requested it because it was the most expensive fence in the building catalog. Second Civil War occupational governor Nathaniel Banks was quartered here." ~ Reprinted text from Frommer's
"The fence is similar to one in front of the Cornstalk Hotel (915 Royal Street) in the French Quarter. The Garden District cast-iron fence, in cornstalk pattern, was erected by Wood & Miltenberger, the New Orleans branch of the Philadelphia foundry of Wood & Perot where the French Quarter fence was cast." ~ Reprinted text from here: http://www.inetours.com/New_Orleans/Garden_District.html
Colonel Short's Villa (aka The Short-Favrot House)
The Garden District
1448 Fourth Street
New Orleans, LA
March 10, 2014