W.P. Brown Mansion Puzzle

This Week’s Historic House Puzzle! ~ NOLA’s W.P. Brown Mansion.

Click here to go to the free online puzzle: https://yourhistorichouse.com/nolas-w-p-brown-mansion-puzzle/

Businessman William P. Brown and his partners cornered the global cotton market in the first years of the 1900s, making Brown one of the wealthiest men in the South. He was known as The Cotton King of New Orleans. Brown reportedly promised his wife, Marguerite, that he would build the most palatial home New Orleans had ever seen.

The Richardsonian Romanesque style house designed by the local architectural firm Favrot and Livaudais is faced with warm-hued beige limestone and has a red tile roof. It was built on St. Charles Ave. between 1901 and 1904. Louisiana-born architect Henry Hobson Richardson developed his Victorian-era revival of the Romanesque architecture of southern France, Spain and Italy while working in Boston in the 1870s.

Many interior photos can be found here: http://ow.ly/w3lQ50NFp4V

Romanesque Revival is one of 25 styles and types described and illustrated with hundreds of color photos in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”

Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author in our shop, https://yourhistorichouse.com/shop/.

Our shop also carries select preservation and restoration titles by other authors, including Virginia McAlester’s “A Field Guide to American Houses.”

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