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New Orleans Gingerbread Puzzle

This Week’s Historic House Puzzle!

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Gingerbread trim on a New Orleans double shotgun house.

Wood “gingerbread” ornament is a character-defining feature. Elements like this wonderful trim on a double shotgun house in New Orleans’ French Quarter are vulnerable to the effects of weather and the neglect of people. Hard to reach elements in particular are often neglected and will deteriorate until they are no longer stable and fall off or are removed. Regular maintenance will avoid this.

The exterior ornament applied to a historic house always reflects the time in which it was created and helps to identify the style of the house. The loss of such elements will have a negative impact on the house. If your house has historic gingerbread that is deteriorated, damaged, or missing, there are appropriate ways to restore or replace it.

This topic is covered Chapter 13 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”

The 720-page award-winning and best selling hardcover book is available in bookstores nationwide and from online retailers.

Signed and personalized copies are available directly from the author in our shop, https://yourhistorichouse.com/shop/.

Want to learn more about historic house styles? “A Field Guide to American Houses” by Virginia Savage is the classic book for identifying house styles and is also available in our shop.

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