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George W. Dunbar House

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1873–1874. 2453 Esplanade Ave.
  • (Photograph by Lake Douglas)

This two-story Second Empire house— a handsome example of a style that is rare in New Orleans—was built by Boston-born businessman George Washington Dunbar for one of his sons. A similar house constructed next door for his other son was demolished in 1974. The two-story raised wooden building has a three-bay facade with a side-hall entrance, and a large semi-hexagonal bay on one side. The concave mansard roof covered with patterned tiles is pierced by one large dormer window on the front and four along the house’s N. Dorgenois Street side—all with segmental-arched windows—and iron cresting crowns the roof.

Writing Credits

Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas


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Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas, "George W. Dunbar 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, 88-88.

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