Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Is this a hoax?

Or does (did) Stephen Alesch (Roman and Williams) have a blog?

Friday, October 03, 2008

Out and Around

Our Lady Star of the Sea, 1835 St. Roch Avenue

Wogan and Bernard Architects, 1930-31.

One of the perquesites of my job is that I'm out and around in most of the historic neighborhoods in New Orleans and seeing sights like this almost every day. Wogan and Bernard have a long history in New Orleans: under various firm names, they are responsible for large houses Uptown, the original part of the Xavier University campus, the Monteleone Hotel in the French Quarter and numerous churches around Louisiana.

The church is built in a Byzantine/ Venetian style and is a landmark in the St. Roch neighborhood north of St. Claude Avenue.

I was just passing through the neighborhood, so I couldn't go inside, but found these images online. Apparently it has quite a pipe organ.

I like the interior, but not quite sure what I think about the altar painting. (It's starting to grow on me)

last 2 photos from http://www.neworleanschurches.com/StarofSea/star.htm