Early 19th Century French Quarter Creole Cottage, Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
Creole cottage from the French Quarter in this cityscape photograph from New Orleans. Brilliant morning sunshine reveals the rich colors of the building which contrasts with the more subdued sky. The author, Sherwood Anderson, is reported to have lived in this home at some point during his residence in New Orleans. Although the actual construction date is unknown, it appears that the building was first in existence sometime between 1810 and 1830. Showing modern variations of the classic color Creole scheme of Paris green and terracotta red the building is indicative of French Colonial style architecture with steeply sloped hipped gabled roof. Sporting its original Spanish Style Pantile roof, the diverse architectural methods show the disparate cultural currents in the city. A “For Rent” sign hanging at the right of the photograph emphasizes the use and re-use of structures over relatively long continuous duration in this part of the country.