New Orleans may be best known for its Creole cuisine, quirky locals, and killer nightlife, but don’t discount The Big Easy’s architecture as a tourism draw. The city’s colonial French and Spanish-style buildings are just as much a part of the city’s cultural aesthetic as the po’boy or a Mardi Gras Parade.
In Henry Howard: Louisiana’s Architect, out today from The Historic New Orleans Collection and Princeton Architectural Press, credit is finally given to architect Henry Howard for many iconic New Orleans designs that were previously attributed to other men.
The 279-page art book chronicles Howard’s 40-year career from 1837, when he arrived in the city from Ireland, until 1884. The tome includes both new and historic images, archival drawings, and original plans of his notable works like the Pontalba Building, the Robert Short House, Hall’s Row, and Madewood Plantation.
Read on for photos of Howard’s designs, and then head to papress.com for more information.