March 10, 2014
Red rose on a rose bush at "LOUISE S. MCGEHEE SCHOOL"
"Paris-trained architect James Freret designed this French Second Empire-style mansion, built for sugar factor Bradish Johnson in 1872 at a cost of $100,000 ($1.6-plus million today). Contrast this house's awesome detail with the stark classical simplicity of Toby's Corner across the street -- a visual indication of the effect that one generation of outrageous fortune had on Garden District architecture. Since 1929 it has been the private Louise S. McGehee School for girls."
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Official website is here:
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.
aka Bradish Johnson House
The Garden District
2343 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA
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"New Orleans, LA" 2017, 2014