Registering a Home as Historic

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The United States government maintains an official list of historic places. The structures included on this list receive special protection to preserve them and keep them beautiful. People who own old homes might wish to learn how their houses can be included on this list; however, depending on the property, homeowners may need to comply […]

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Catch the Parade, Then Take a Walk Back in Time

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Not many American cities can hold a candle to historic New Orleans house design. Ripe with Queen Anne style residences designed by the iconic architect Thomas Sully, the St. Charles Avenue district is one of the best examples of historic preservation of both architecture and culture. A main thoroughfare of the famous Mardi Gras parade […]

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The Shotgun House, Then and Now

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The shotgun house is a long narrow, one-story home design quintessential to the architectural landscape of New Orleans. It is also seen around the Caribbean (particularly Haiti) and in a few other parts of the American South. The popular folklore behind the name comes from the idea of shooting a bullet straight through the front […]

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Store Handicap Access Needs to Be Accessible and Friendly

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Customers with disabilities need to have all of the same access to businesses that anyone else needs. Companies could lose important potential customers if disabled access is not maintained correctly. Anyone unsure about local codes can receive assistance from commercial construction professionals. Disabled customers and their families patronize retail shops, malls, restaurants, grocery stores, and […]

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