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Joseph and Anna Vaccaro House

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1912–1913, Edward F. Sporl. 5010 St. Charles Ave.
  • (Photograph by Karen Kingsley)

Medieval English styles were popular when this brick house was built for Joseph Vaccaro and his wife, Anne. He was founder of the Standard Fruit and Steamship Company and an importer of bananas and fresh produce from Central America. Edward Sporl (1881–1956) chose Tudor Revival, as evidenced in the picturesque silhouette, gable roofs, half timbering on the second floor and on the gables, prominent brick chimneys, stone trim, wraparound porch, and diamond-paned mullioned windows. The porte-cochere is more Jacobean than Tudor in its detailing. The reception and living rooms are wood-paneled and have carved stone fireplaces.

Writing Credits

Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas


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Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas, "Joseph and Anna Vaccaro House", [New Orleans, Louisiana], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

buildings of new orleans book

Buildings of New Orleans, Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 193-194.

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