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Pitot House

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Pitot House

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Paradise796486 wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Guide was really friendly. Home is small, but historically intact. School next door takes away from the experience, but it's still worth a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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John R wrote a review Jun 2019
Bayside, New York673 contributions61 helpful votes
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The Pitot House was built was completed in 1799. The home owners changed as the French and Colonial era changed. My guide Jennifer, did a great job explaining Life on the Bayou, history of the home and its owners. She also touched on its architecture. A tour of this house can help you learn about its time, owners and structure. Good place to go if you want a quick getaway from the music and food of New Orleans.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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NolaDode wrote a review May 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana28 contributions9 helpful votes
Toured the Pitot House Museum and neighboring Faubourg Pontchartrain today. The guide was most informative and accommodating. Unfortunately the tour was cut short a bit due to an unexpected downpour. This is a very important area of New Orleans.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Taylor B wrote a review Feb 2019
Chicago, Illinois6,569 contributions5,323 helpful votes
If you have visited antebellum houses in St. Francisville, Natchez and Charleston, you are keenly aware how people of the mid-19th century adapted to the hot summers in the South. Add New Orleans to the list. A visit to Pitot House is recommended. It was built with no hallways and an outdoor stairway. The doors were positioned across from each other to keep cool air moving. The extended galleries on both the bottom and top levels of the house keep the sun off the walls and offer outdoor breezeways. Built in 1799, Pitot House is located at 1440 Moss Street in New Orleans. An example of an 18th century Creole colonial country home, it is situated on Bayou St. John and was moved several blocks from its original site in order to prevent its demolition. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The house was named for James Pitot, the fourth owner of the house who resided there from 1810 to 1819 and was considered to be the first "American" mayor of New Orleans in 1804-1805. The interior is festooned with American and Louisiana antiques from the early 19th century. A portrait of Sophie Gabrielle, Pitot's daughter, is the only artifact owned by any past resident of the house. Significantly, another resident of the house was Mother Cabrini, American's first named saint. It was saved from demolition by the Louisiana Landmarks Society in 1964 and restored to its original splendor, showing the double-pitched hipped roof and the plaster-covered brick-between-post construction. Because of its construction, Pitot House was able to survive the floods of Hurricane Katrina. The gallery, back loggia and sleeping porch were used for outdoor entertaining, dining and sleeping. They were fitted with shutters to provide relief from the intense Louisiana sun. The property also includes a 10,000-square-foot yard, where parties and special events are held, and a garden that grows plants traditional to the time period when the Pitot House was built.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Tod H wrote a review Dec 2018
Sunset Beach, North Carolina86 contributions18 helpful votes
Recently attended a wedding and reception at Pitot House. What a charmingly beautiful location near downtown New Orleans. The wedding and reception were held outdoors/under a beautiful tent with bars, great food, an awesome band, etc. Highly recommend the Pitot House.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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