PRESERVATION

 

Having researched projects in Italy, England, and France as well as cataloguing the style and form of over five hundred buildings in New Orleans for the Historic Building Recovery Grant Program following Hurricanes Katrina & Rita, Elizabeth has a solid perspective of architectural history and knowledge of resources. This allows her to offer services that include traditional research such as chain of title to date the building, locate original plans, building contracts, or renderings as well as utilizing digital sources extending research to national and international archives if a broader context is needed.

Projects have included both residential and commercial structures focusing on historic construction techniques, form, and style to guide design direction, ownership and usage history, paint and finish analysis for informed decisions when rebuilding with like materials.

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TREMÉ SHOTGUN, DORGENOIS STREET

A neglected single bay shotgun in Mid City, ca 1902, was completely overhauled; interior plaster and drywall replaced and painted with low VOC paint; baseboards, doors, and mantel were stripped and re-installed; complete kitchen and bath remodel; all windows rebuilt; updated plumbing and wiring including an on-demand hot water system. Located on a key lot with mature live oaks lining the street, the house is back in circulation adding to the current resurrection of the Broad Street corridor.