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The Historic New Orleans Collection is pleased to announce that its publication "Henry Howard: Louisiana's Architect," which was co-published by the Princeton Architectural Press, has received the Victorian Society in America's Henry-Russell Hitchcock Award.
This honor reflects author and photographer Robert S. Brantley's decades-long effort to document the work of one of Louisiana's most prolific architects of the 19th century with the help of his late wife, Jan White Brantley, and the late Victor McGee, a direct descendant of the book's subject. The volume provides a comprehensive survey of Howard's career, lavishly illustrated with photographs both new and historical, and interspersed with archival drawings and plans.
"I am grateful for all the hard work and astuteness of The Collection's editors and for the untiring effort and knowledge of the editors of Princeton Architectural Press, who have helped make this work on Henry Howard a success," said Brantley. "Mostly, I am forever in the debt of my beloved wife, Jan, for her unwavering support and talents in both research and photography and to my friend Victor McGee for keeping the memory of Henry Howard alive and for all his insightful thoughts and work in the writing of this book. Lastly, to Henry Howard, without whose genius this work would not need to exist."
Given annually, the Henry-Russell Hitchcock Award is one of three book awards that the Victorian Society in America (VSA) presents to works "that best advance an understanding or appreciation of the decorative arts or architecture of the 19th century." This particular prize honors works "centered on architecture or the decorative arts," including biographies of designers or architects.
"We are thrilled to see Howard's contribution to 19th-century architecture acknowledged by such a significant organization as the Victorian Society in America," said Dorothy Ball, senior editor at THNOC who headed the project, "We congratulate Robert Brantley, along with Jan and Victor McGee, for the phenomenal effort they expended in bringing this unsung story to light."
The Victorian Society in America, which has a sister organization in the United Kingdom, was founded in 1966 and is committed to historic preservation and the protection, understanding, education and enjoyment of 19th-century heritage. The society's 15 chapters across the country host a wide range of local events and lectures that help promote its enrichment and publication work. "Old House Journal" identified the founding of the society as one of the 25 most significant milestones in American preservation.
The award will be presented at The Victorian Society in America's annual meeting this year on April 30 in Los Angeles.
The Catahoula Hotel, a 35-room boutique hotel nestled in the Central Business District, is officially open . The café and bar will be open between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. daily for coffee, cocktails and a full menu.
The Catahoula is a former Creole Townhouse which now resides amongst skyscrapers in downtown New Orleans. A Peruvian-inspired cafe/bar is at street level, 35 hotel rooms above, and tropical courtyards, balconies and terraces throughout. Rooms start at $129.
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The National WWII Museum's Victory Belles return to the Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion in the French Market District for two Saturday afternoon concerts: July 30 & August 27th