Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fred Barksdale Mid-century Classic

A custom contemporary mid-century gem at 2829 Elliott St. is currently listed.  This historic home in the Post-War Suburbs National Register Historic District was designed by Alexandria's great 20th century architect, Fred Barksdale.

From the National Register nomination, "A spreading, flat roof, single story contemporary residence occupying the corner of Elliott and Hunter streets. The design, which borrows from the European International Style and Frank Lloyd Wright, is strongly three-dimensional. It makes frequent and marked use of the right angle, often in a dramatic way. The layout is very cross- axial. The main linear body runs parallel to Hunter Street, ending in a wide carport with an extended overhang. At ninety degrees to the main block are a carport driveway, blank carport end wall, and a wall along the driveway that extends to create a forecourt."

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Partners in Preservation - LA Preservation Conference

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There will be big goings on downtown on May 18-19 when the Louisiana Annual Preservation Conference is hosted in Alexandria at the Hotel Bentley.  This is an annual event which brings preservationists from around the state together, and we welcome the event and all attendees to our downtown as well as to our Post-War Suburbs Historic District.

On Friday afternoon, May 19, some attendees will be taking self-guided tours of our mid-century modern National Register Historic District.  There are 149 homes in the historic district, of which all but 14 are contributing elements.  We welcome preservationists to our district and wish you all an enjoyable and safe tour.  Please exercise caution, especially on Elliott Street as it is a through street.

For tour information, select this link or the Tours tab.

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