House Watching: 2113 Prytania St.

2113 Prytania Exterior  2113 Prytania Staircase  2113 Prytania Plaster Arch
Many local people will recognize this house. It is in the Lower Garden District and is owned by the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church at Prytania and St. Josephine Streets. They own a number of houses on the corner and all are in shameful disrepair.

I have always wanted to get inside this house, knowing it would have all the classic details that our old gems of the period are known for; high ceilings with elaborate medallions, fireplaces, along with the quality wood and crown moldings.

One very brave resident finally snuck in and got these great photos. He reports that the place is solid and would be a great candidate for someone to purchase and renovate. And finally, he said there is a For Sale sign up on the fence. From his photos one can see that there is a lot of plasterwork still intact in the archways. It’s really amazing. I hope someone buys it.

It’s usually dark in these abandoned structures because they boarded up, but I always try to imagine the interior with the windows unboarded and all that natural light flooding in through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

jtknola’s photo set

The exterior offers a lot of great details too, these are the photos I took a while back but I was too chicken to try to hop the fence.
My photo set

3 Comments so far

  1. jtknola on January 23rd, 2009 @ 10:35 pm

    Hey Laureen, Glad you posted this! Love it!
    jtknola


  2. faineg on January 26th, 2009 @ 11:18 pm

    Amazing! I live close to that house and always wondered what was inside.

    Speaking of abandoned places, has anyone tried to get into those barges by the levee near Riverbend? I was eyeing those suckers recently.


  3. danfraz on January 28th, 2009 @ 12:39 pm

    Good job Laureen. There are too many of these type properties sitting around just waiting for someone to return it to it’s past glory. I don’t understand why the owners don’t try and do something. The city would only want to tear it down so let’s not let them know about it.



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