Saturday, February 12, 2011

'Garden Apartments' (1939)

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Garden Apartments, originally uploaded by regional.modernism.
New Orleans Architecture, vol. VII: Jefferson City notes an "influence of European modernism" in the design of architect Albert Theard's 'garden apartments' on St. Charles Avenue at Milan.

"The corner windows indicate an interior framework that renders the exterior a 'skin.' A few scant Art Deco details ornament the windows. The site arrangement around a garden is designed as departure from the more monolithic high-rise apartment type."

The brick facade has been painted light pink for at least two decades.

[Friends of the Cabildo, New Orleans Architecture vol. VII, p. 161, photo: Francine Stock]

1 comment:

Calliope Street said...

Have always admired this building. Thanks for posting!