Project Type: Historic Preservation & Adaptive Reuse      

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Seignouret-Brulatour House Restoration and Gallery Addition
New Orleans, LA

The Historic New Orleans Collection is a renowned institution dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. The Collection’s physical facilities include multiple historic buildings on two campuses in the Vieux Carre that serve its museum, research, and publishing functions. Waggonner & Ball developed a strategic plan for these properties in combination with Collection-owned properties adjacent to the main exhibition facility with museum consultation from Lord Cultural Resources. 

Underway is the restoration of the two-hundred-year-old Seignouret-Brulatour House, which will host shop, office, and gallery spaces. Galleries will relate to the building’s history as home to a furniture maker, French wine importers, the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans and New Orleans School of Art, and the first television station in Louisiana, as well as tell the broader, evolving story of French Quarter life. Brulatour Court is one of the Quarter's best known courtyards, as it was frequently the subject of artwork and a backdrop for television interviews. A major modern addition, carefully inserted into the center of the urban block, will accommodate larger traveling exhibits for the first time.

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