Saturday, October 16, 2010
The First Roof Replacement Gets Underway
Today. This home, which once stood on Banks Street, now sits on foundation piers along Bienville, just above S. Derbigny. It's the first of the houses moved off the VA Footprint site to get a roof put back on. Note the classic creole cottage home behind it, a good indicator that the home, like many of its fellow travelers, is still located in the historic context of Mid-City.
This particular house has always been a bit of an oddball. It was a camelback in its old site, and it won't be now - at least it does not appear that a second story camelback portion is in the works. But the structure was also significantly modern in its construction, despite its historically intact form.