Garden District Gallery
1332 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA, USA
Garden District Gallery New Orleans Reviews
The Splendor of the Old South Apr 23, 2008
The Garden District of New Orleans was begun around 1850 by the richest of the fairly new residents of the area. After the completion of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 the population of the area grew by leaps and bounds to take advantage of the boom in Mississippi River commerce. The local economy was fueled by several cash crops including cotton, the slave trade, and national banks.
Those wealthy individuals built large, elegant mansions exemplifying many architectural styles, including Greek Revival, Italianate and Queen Anne Victorian.
Today tours are tourist favorites. Whether you take guided walking tours, driving tours and just drive through, you will find some of the most impressive homes in all of New Orleans here.
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