Located on historic Bayou St. John, the Pitot House is the only Creole colonial country house that is open to the public on Bayou St. John in New Orleans. It tells the story of life along the bayou since the earliest days of settlement. The Pitot House has had a variety of owners from prominent lawyers to austere nuns. One of the most prominent was James Pitot, the first mayor of New Orleans after the city's incorporation who lived here from 1810-1819. The Pitot House is a National Trust for Historic Preservation Partner Place. More information about the National Trust.
The Louisiana Landmarks Society promotes historic preservation through education, advocacy, and operation of the Pitot House.
Please join us for the thirty-second annual Martha G. Robinson Lecture on Wednesday May 29, 2013 at the Historic New Orleans Collection Counting House, 533 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA
The guest speaker will be Walter Gallas, newly appointed Executive Director of Louisiana Landmarks Society and former Field Director with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The title of the lecture will be "Historic Preservation in the 21st Century: Learning from the Past and Looking to the Future."
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call (504) 482-0312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Landmarks Society for our Annual Meeting on Monday May 20, 2013 at 5:30 PM at the Pitot House, 1440 Moss St., New Orleans, LA, 70119.
For more information call (504) 482-0312 or email email@example.com
Our Spring series of Vino on the Bayou wine tasting events continues Friday, April 19 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Come out and enjoy live music performed by The Courtyard Kings and a beautiful sunset on Bayou St. John. Hope to see you there! $10 general admission and $5 for Landmarks members.
Tickets sold at gate only.
Wine selections are donated by Cork & Bottle Fine Wines, located in the American Can Company on Orleans Ave.
Cork & Bottle: 504.483.6314 or www.cbwines.com
Our Spring series of Vino on the Bayou wine tasting events starts this month! Join us Friday March 15 from 5:30-7:30 for live music performed by John Rankin, author and radio host Kid Chef Eliana signing her book "Cool Kids Cook", and a beautiful sunset on Bayou St. John. Hope to see you there!
On Monday, February 18, 2013, 7:00 P.M., the Louisiana Landmarks Society will host a panel discussion entitled “Fight Blight.” The program will be held 6330 St. Charles Ave. with a reception immediately following. Panel participants will be: Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, New Orleans City Council, District “C”; Robert E. Couhig, Attorney, Couhig Partners, and former board member of New Orleans Redevelopment Authority; Bart Gillis, a realtor specializing in historic properties; Miles Granderson, Assistant City Attorney of the City of New Orleans; & Pat O’Brien, contractor and real estate broker. The Panel will be moderated by Michelle Kimball, senior advocate for the Preservation Resource Center.
The deadline for Applications is Monday, January 7, 2013.
Our Fall series of Vino on the Bayou wine tasting events continues! Join us Friday October 12 from 5:30-7:30 for live music performed by The Courtyard Kings, local artist Phil Sandusky signing his book "New Orleans Impressionist Cityscapes", and a beautiful sunset on Bayou St. John. Hope to see you there!
is Friday October 19, 2012
Tulane Masters of Preservation Studies student intern Gabrielle Begue not only assisted the Pitot House in preparations for the 2011 Le Marche des Fetes, but she also conducted research on the traditions that define a Creole style Christmas.
(At left: Lloyd Sensat as Papa Noel, 2010. Photo by Susan Snee, Argenta Photography)
"Looking Through New Orleans History..." is a unique music and dance collaboration with ArtSpot Production's "Rumours of War" (Kathy Randels and Monique Moss), Susan Bensinger of Lusher Charter School, Barbara Hayley with Newcomb Dance Company, and presented and commissioned by the Louisiana Landmarks Society. Other project partners are the New Orleans African American Museum and Re-Bridge - a collaborative non-profit seeking to address civil and structural deficiencies of and restore the historic Bayou St. John bridges.
Co-Authors Troy Gilbert (Cafe Degas Cookbook) and Chef Greg Picolo (Bistro Maison de Ville) will be on hand to sign copies of the creatively written Dinner with Tennessee Williams.
AIA New Orleans is pleased to join The Historic New Orleans Collection, the Louisiana Landmarks Society, Tulane School of Architecture, and WLAE-TV to present our next celebration in recognition of Sam Wilson's, FAIA, Centennial Anniversary.
Please join AIA New Orleans at the Center for Design on Monday, September 26, at 6:00 PM for a viewing of Mr. Wilson's video, The Dean of Architectural Preservation in New Orleans.
Except for Labor Day Weekend - the Pitot House will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 3.
green thumbers, plant & history lovers,
or maybe just someone looking to get a nice tan
The beloved parterre garden needs some sprucing
before the Fall season,
and the upcoming Louisiana native garden
zone needs some prep-work before plant installation begins!
The much needed summer rains
have helped our garden grow full and lush,
but now it's time to tame some of these beauties back.
Don't worry if you think you won't be able to tell
the difference between a plant and a weed....
Come with a positive attitude
willingness to learn and ask questions,
and your contribution will be rewarded
Join the Louisiana Landmarks Society as it participates with the Historic New Orleans Collection, AIA, WLAE-TV and Tulane University School of Architecture in a year-long celebration of what would have been the 100th birthday of New Orleans preservationist, architect, and historian Samuel Wilson, Jr.
From August 6, 2011 through August 5, 2012 tours of the Pitot House will be preceded by the short film The Pitot House on Bayou St. John, a history of the historic Creole house as told by Samuel Wilson, Jr. Mr. Wilson was the founder of Louisiana Landmarks Society and Pitot House restoration architect.
Le Marché des Fêtes is a unique holiday boutique benefiting the historic Pitot House, home of the Louisiana Landmarks Society on Bayou St. John. Shoppers are invited to visit with Santa Claus, groove to NOCCA jazz musicians and Streetbeat's jazzy "Preserve Session," find one-of-a-kind handmade art and accessories and Mignon Faget jewelry, get great books autographed by their favorite New Orleans authors, munch on tasty local and exotic treats, and much more. With home and garden gifts and holiday decorations galore, the Pitot House lawn will be a magical market land for one delightful day.
can tour the Pitot House in French!
The c. 1799 Pitot House will celebrate Bastille Day on the same day that Faubourg St. John neighborhood celebrates the French holiday of independence by offering French language tours of the Pitot House. French tours will be conducted by volunteer, licensed tour guide Ms. Lynn Frank. English language tours will be offered as usual with an emphasis on James Pitot and his background in Saint-Domingue. Architectural features will be identified en franҫais.