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Latest News
4:19 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Lake Charles Gets Its Own History App

Tales of the fire that devastated Lake Charles in 1919, and other historical information and ghost stories all are part of a free new smartphone app about the city's Charpentier Historic District.
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Tales of the fire that devastated Lake Charles in 1919, and other historical information and ghost stories all are part of a free new smartphone app about the city's Charpentier Historic District.

Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau spokeswoman Angie Manning said the app offers half-hour and one-hour tours. Manning says it explains that the area's Victorian homes reflect the personalities of the carpenters who built them. The city did not have any architects until the 1900s.

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Coastal Desk
5:31 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Coastal Rundown: The Landscape Architect

City Park, New Orleans. Scene showing "lagoon" (remainder of the mostly filled-in Bayou Metairie) crossed stone arch pedestrian bridge. Ducks swim in the water. Above are Live Oak trees draped with Spanish moss.
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WHAT: The Landscape Architect

A landscape architect is trained to design everything outside of a building — where pedestrians flow, where plants grow, seating, parks, playgrounds, sports fields, etc. Everything outside of the building is "landscape." This work includes the manipulation of spaces like grading and terrain modeling. The idea is to create outdoor spaces for people to use.

HOW it relates to green stormwater management and infrastructure:

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Latest News
7:41 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Deutsches Haus Can Keep German Design

The proposed design of the new Deutsches Haus to be built in the Bayou St. John neighborhood.
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The Deutsches Haus can look German, after all.

The New Orleans City Council has overruled a planning commission decision that told the German cultural organization to dial-down the Germanic design. The commission wanted a new design that would blend into the Bayou St. John neighborhood.

The New Orleans Advocate reports that Councilwoman Susan Guidry, who represents the district where the building is proposed, called the commission’s actions “a bit misguided.”

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Arts & Culture
8:02 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Shotgun Geography: Richard Campanella's Cityscapes

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Tulane School of Architecture professor and author Richard Campanella explains a new aspect of New Orleans geography and culture in his monthly Cityscapes column for NOLA.com. This month: Shotgun geography, an examination of the shotgun house.

WWNO News Director Eve Troeh sat down with Campanella to learn more.

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Features
8:57 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Richard Campanella Cityscapes: How New Orleans House Numbers Came To Be

MItchell 1864 Map of New Orleans
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Today we start a new series with New Orleans geographer Richard Campanella. The Tulane professor and author of Bienville’s Dilemma and Geographies of New Orleans, among other titles, also recently started a column for Nola.com and The Times-Picayune. His “Cityscapes” pieces explore New Orleans’ urban landscape and history each month.

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Red River Radio
9:23 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Bronze statue to honor Nacogdoches' prolific architect

A bronze sculpture will be dedicated Thursday in Nacogdoches honoring its prolific architect and builder Diedrich Rulfs. The German-born architect designed most of Nacogdoches’ elegant historic homes from the late 1800s to 1926. This is the seventh sculpture produced by the organization Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc. President Jeff Abt said the sculptures are on a heritage walk that is a tribute to the people who made the oldest town in Texas what it is today.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Tulane City Center Extends Outreach To Neighborhoods, Communities

Maurice Cox, the former Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, has helped move the Tulane City Center from its origin on Tulane's campus into a new space on OC Haley Blvd.
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While many of us are aware of Tulane University’s well regarded School of Architecture, fewer know about Tulane City Center and its outreach projects into the community.

Sharon Litwin talks with Maurice Cox, its recently appointed new director about the Center’s plans for New Orleans.

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Music Features
12:57 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Between The Stages: Music History Sites To Visit During French Quarter Fest

J&M Recording Studio, on the corner of Rampart and Dumaine Streets.
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The French Quarter is alive with music this weekend as the 30th annual French Quarter Festival kicks into high gear.

Music has been central to the identity of New Orleans from the earliest years of the city's founding, and a casual stroll through the streets of the French Quarter will bring you past centuries of tangible music history.

While you're down in the Quarter for the Festival, or any time at all, make sure you don't miss these landmarks.

J&M Recording Studio
840 North Rampart St. (corner of Dumaine)

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Red River Radio
9:32 am
Tue April 2, 2013

History Matters: On Preserving Dogtrot Homes

History Matters commentator Gary Joiner explores the historical significance of the dogtrot home, and why this type of architecture deserves to have a future.

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Latest News
1:30 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

PRC Holiday Home Tour

Six historic Garden District homes are getting gussied up for the 37th annual Holiday Home Tour, to benefit the Preservation Resource Center.

Michael Murphy has lived at his Prytania Street house for 11 years, and is preparing to open it to an admiring public.

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