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Friday, January 8, 2016

on the street ... NOLA files 2015

one  of  the  most  photographed
buildings  in  the  French  Quarter
the  Pedesclaux - Le Monnier  House
636 - 640 Royal Street 
(  the  corner  of  St. Peter and  Royal  Street ) 

locally  known  as  New Orleans 
first  'skyscraper' 
construction  began  in  1795
and  extended to three  floors by 1811
( the  fourth  floor  was  added  in  1876 )
Before  1800  buildings were  limited  to 
two  floors  out  of  fear  that  the  swampy
soil  could not  support  taller  buildings.
For  me
 a  trip  to  New Orleans  
is  not  complete  until 
I  'shoot'  the  old  building.
Never  a  problem  since  it  is 
doors  away  from  my favorite
 the  Gumbo  Shop