Year built: 1857
Number of photos: 14
The Gallier House is a prominent landmark of mid-19th century architecture. Located in the historic French Quarter, the home was designed and owned by James Gallier, Sr. and later James Gallier, Jr. This father, son team were important architects in New Orleans at the time. This townhome is typical of New Orleans due to the elaborate iron latticework of the front balcony. There is a central courtyard which is entered through the carriageway. The Galliers were known for their ingenuity and this house has some unusual features. The bathroom had both hot and cold water, and the kitchen was inside the main house. Today the Gallier house is open to the public, and is a popular tourist attraction.