Saturday, November 16th
Don’t call it the city that care forgot. Passionate residents of New Orleans have come up with innovative ways to rescue, restore and preserve the historic architecture that creates this city’s singular sense of place. Published by the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, Building on the Past: Saving Historic New Orleans chronicles modern efforts to save the soul of a 300-year-old city and ensure its bright future honors its rich past.
Told through a series of inspiring building profiles and gripping narratives, this book shares the stories of the people behind the places and their journeys to preserve the history as well as the bricks and mortar. To underscore the urgency of historic preservation, the book includes a chapter on important buildings that were not saved from the wrecking ball. These obituaries of lost buildings were written by John Pope, one of the most celebrated obituary writers in the United States.
This book is available in hardcover ($60.00).
Susan Langenhennig, John Pope & Chris Granger discuss and sign their book, Building on the Past: Saving Historic New Orleans.
If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.