Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lace Balconies in New Orleans, Louisiana

 New Orleans Lace Balconies

La Branche Balcony
700 Royal Street

This lovely old building was built about 1835, by Jean La Branche.  Its beautiful iron lace balconies, with intricate designs of entwined oak leaves and acorns, are outstanding among the many for which New Orleans is famous.

Photo by Bob Reardon
postmarked in 1995 with 40 cent stamp
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Here is a vintage postcard .... could it be the same building ???

"Lacy Balcony"  New Orleans
This "Embroidered Ironwork" on the balcony of a home in the French Quarter, forms a striking frame for the St. Louis Cathedral.

From a set of 8 postcards, the envelope reads:
8 Pen and Ink Sketches of Famous French Quarter Scenes
"New Orleans" America's Most Interest City
25 cents the set
These Cards (as Post Cards) easily mailed to friends ... and can be framed for the home.
Louise Sarrazin. Artist
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Here is just one more postcard...
Iron Lace Balconies
New Orleans French Quarter

The French Quarter's stunning architecture is one of the many aspects of New Orleans culture that makes this city unique.  One of the most pronounced features is the intricate ironwork on the balconies adorning the historic buildings.  The architectural details of these homes were influenced by French and Spanish settlers back in the late 1700's to the early 1800's.

Photographer: Alex Demyan

This unused postcard was bought in 2014. 


kingway Kinga said...

great balconies!

Brenda Perez said...

I agree! I would like to see them some day.