A glance at that amazing plasterwork

I hope y’all had a safe and relaxing New Year and were unaffected by the bad storms New Year’s Eve. We didn’t have any trees down in our neighborhood, but when I looked outside around 11 PM, I saw a torrent of water flowing down the street and the rain was blowing sideways into my porch. Nevertheless, a few brave souls managed to shoot off a few firecrackers around midnight, and I’m glad I wasn’t one of them.

Anyway, let’s ease ourselves back into real life again with a few images of the plasterwork I saw but was unable to photograph on the New Orleans Holiday Home Tour a couple of weeks back. After I ran that post, the kind people from the Preservation Resource Center e-mailed me and asked if I would like copies of their interior photos. Of course, I said yes, and today, because of their generosity, you can feast your eyes on the fine detail work that I could only begin to describe with words.

Mississippi has many great interiors, but I have to admit I haven’t seen anything that matches the plaster cornice in that double parlor on Coliseum.


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All photos were taken by Sara Essex of Sara Essex Bradley Photography and are of course presented here courtesy of the Preservation Resource Center.

Categories: Architectural Research, Historic Preservation

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