On Saturday, November 10, 2012, Louisiana Landmarks Society is holding a special fundraising event called "Hurry Up and Say I Do at the Pitot House." This new event is open to weddings, commitment ceremonies and vow renewals that provides couples with all the necessities to create a lifetime of memories in a one-stop-shop. Ceremony slots begin at 10 a.m. and are available through 9 p.m. Each has up to 45 minutes to include a seated ceremony followed by a champagne toast for the couple and 20 guests.
Saturday, March 31
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Pitot House
1440 Moss St.
(in Faubourg St. John)
The tour is self-guided through the Faubourg St. John neighborhood.
Tour some of the most charming shotgun houses in the Faubourg St. John. Visit the headquarters at the historic Pitot House. Also, take advantage of special discounts from area businesses!
HOMES ON TOUR:
Daniel Samuels and Nona Epstein - 1450 Moss St.
Sara and Mark Landrieu - 1260 Moss St.
Ben Gauslin - 908 N. Rendon St.
Ken and Aimée Gowland - 3104 Desoto St.
Missy and Bill Dalton - 3100 Desoto St.
Dr. Kenneth Sumner and Mr. Booth Pohlmann - 2918 Esplanade Ave.
Laura and Sophie Vagianos and Lynn Reeves - 2819 Bell St.
Shawn Kennedy and Hal Brown - 2805 Bell St.
Landmarks' Members are invited to submit nominations for recipients of the annual awards, which are announced at Landmarks' Annual Meeting held in May.
The Harnett T. Kane Award was created and endowed by LLS founding member Harnett T. Kane in 1965, to be given in recognition of an individual or organization for significant lifetime contributions to historic preservation, locally or regionally. This award can be given to a member of Landmarks or to someone who is not a member.
The Foundation for Historical Louisiana Recipients of the Prestigious Harnett T. Kane Preservation Award
The Foundation for Historical Louisiana (FHL) was presented the 2011 Harnett T. Kane Preservation Award on Sunday, May 15th at the Louisiana Landmarks Society's Annual Meeting. FHL Board Chairman Mark Upton received the award on behalf of the organization. Several representatives from FHL made the trip from Baton Rouge to be present at the ceremony. Read more about why FHL was chosen for this award that has historically never been given to an organization in the recent edition of Landmarks' Préservation newsletter.
The full-color version of the newsletter can only be seen online! Not only is Papa Noel brightly hued, but the delectable Brennan's Reveillon goodies are also viewable in mouth-watering color to tempt you this holiday season!
On Tuesday January 12, 2010, Argentine Productions, Inc. in conjunction with the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve filmed scenes at the Pitot House for two documentary videos about the period leading up to the Battle of New Orleans, which occurred January 8, 1815. These videos will be shown at the newly constructed Visitor Center for the Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery, a unit of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The Visitor Center is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2010. Many thanks to the film crew and actors for their care and consideration of the Pitot House during their filming.
Visit www.nps.gov/jela for more information on the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.
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Construction is already underway at Pitot House:
three grants have enabled us to begin repairing the upstairs loggia and balconies. The receipt of these important grant awards is the big news of the past few months.
The Ella West Freeman Foundation awarded the
LLS $76,000, specifically for the repairs. Koch and
Wilson, longtime architects for the Pitot House and
Bywater Woodworks will work together to complete
this project. The Almar Foundation has awarded the
LLS $7,500 to be used toward improvements to the
Pitot House or its gardens. The third award was from
The National Trust for Historic Preservation for $5,000
During the 2009 Spring Semester, Tulane School of Architecture’s (TSA) Preservation Technology class partnered with Louisiana Landmarks Society (LLS) as part of the service learning requirement for the course. This academic service learning experience provided TSA students with the opportunity to foster stewardship for the historic built environment. It also allowed the students to apply the academic knowledge gained in class through a hands-on project.
The Louisiana Landmarks Society will host a series of half-day workshops this summer for Tulane University's Preservation Studies Field School. Workshop attendees will be treated to a tour of the Pitot House as they learn to limewash the historic site's cypress pieux fence.
For more information, please download the brochure below.
Monday, March 9th. Lecture Series: From New Orleans to Dublin-- Preservation, Modernism, and Urban Revitalization
2008-2009 Lecture Series
From New Orleans to Dublin: Preservation, Modernism, and Urban Revitalization
Guest Speaker: Kenneth Schwartz, FAIA
Dean of Tulane University School of Architecture
Monday, March 9, 2009
Richardson Memorial Hall
Tulane University School of Architecture
6823 St. Charles Avenue 70118
Free & Open to the Public
Free On-Campus Parking Available
For more information email email@example.com or call 504-482-0312
DOWNLOAD PDF OF NEWSLETTER HERE President's message - "We have been very busy this summer and fall both with activities at the Pitot House and our advocacy efforts. Two grants have been received to offset some of our operational expenses. We have been invited to be a consulting party in the LSUHSC/VA hospital plans and the disposition of the Beauregard Houses at Jackson Barracks. We have hired, for a 6 month period, a part-time consultant, Karley Frankic to assist with our advocacy work. The first of our annual lecture series was held on October 21st at Turners’ Hall. William Borah, an author of the Master Plan for the city of New Orleans was the speaker.
Louisiana Landmarks Society 2008-09 Lecture Series
Coastal Louisiana : Guest speaker: CARLTON DUFRECHOU, Executive Director
Monday, December 1, 2008
Turners’ Hall Auditorium
938 Lafayette Street
(on the corner of O'Keefe)
Free & Open to the Public
Reserved Parking Available
Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Map to Turners' Hall on Lafayette Street
Moving Beyond - Planning By Surprise: The Importance of a Master Plan with the Force of Law
Guest Speaker: William Borah, Attorney & Counselor at Law