Architectural Styles - Double Gallery
Many New Orleans
houses, especially the sidehall American townhouse and the two-story
shotgun double, can also be categorized as double-gallery houses.
This double-gallery type is a two-story building that evolved during
the antebellum period. Its distinguishing feature is broad
galleries across the front façade at both levels, supported by
either pillars or columns.
The above description was taken from "New Orleans Houses, a
House-Watcher's Guide" by Lloyd Vogt.
Some Examples of Double Gallery Houses at the Bay
(Past and Present)
116 North Beach Boulevard
This side hall double gallery house built ca. 1880 was the
deMontluzin family home until 1900 when they built their more familiar
home a few doors to the north. It became the Victory Hotel and was
burned in 1927 when a fire broke out in the building and burned all
buildings from the new A&G Theater to Main Street and three buildings along
112 South Second Street
National Register # 398
Ca. 1885. 2-story 3x4-bay gable-on-hip-roofed frame
building with 2-tiered undercut gallery. Diamond-shape light
in pediment. The building has a second floor ball room with
convex tin panels of empire design on ceiling and walls. It
has served as home to the "Sea Coast Echo" and in recent years as an
antique emporium The building survived Katrina, suffering
mostly roof damage.
142 Main Street
National Register # 379
Ca. 1900. Colonial Revival. 2-story hip roof house with
central gable and undercut from the roofline a 2-bay, 2-tiered gallery
and a 2-bay 2-story polygonal bay.
207 Union Street
National Register # 343
Ca. 1860 with circa 1900 alterations. 2-story 4x9-bay
hip-roofed house with 2-story undercut gallery. Turned posts and
scroll-sawn balustrade. Colonial Revival door surround.
217 Keller Avenue
National Register # 307
Ca. 1860. 2-story 4x2-bay gable-roofed dwelling with 2-story
undercut gallery. 2 entrances in middle bays. Replaced
814 Beach Boulevard North
National Register # 7 (Elmwood)
Ca. 1900. Mission-style elements. 1-story 3x2-bay stucco
dwelling with truncated hip roof of slate and undercut gallery.
Three entrances onto gallery. Arched portico leading into garage
on side elevation.
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