NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Shotgun houses are a beloved part of New Orleans’ historic architecture, but can they meet the needs of a modern family? On June 11-12, the Preservation Resource Center’s Shotgun House Tour, presented by Entablature Design + Build and Entablature Realty, will open the doors to five stunning private shotgun homes, all with smart, innovative renovations that showcase the livability and versatility of the city’s favorite house type.

BONUS: The tour also includes the beautifully restored Hales Cottage on the campus of Children’s Hospital. Hales Cottage is one of the oldest buildings in Uptown New Orleans, with parts of its timber wall frames dating to the late 18th century.

Homes on Tour:

  • Tiffany & Bill Accousti, 6035 Laurel St.
  • Erin & Josh Densen, 421 State St.
  • Lynn Henry, 414 State St.
  • E. Lee and Jason Mead, 635 Webster St.
  • Sidonie Villere, 519 State St.

Bonus property:

  • Historic Hales Cottage on the campus of Children’s Hospital.

WHEN:              Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

WHERE:            The tour takes place in the Audubon Riverside neighborhood in Uptown New Orleans. Tour headquarters:St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 600 Eleonore St. The historic church building will be open for visitors to view its beautiful stained glass during tour hours.

WHY:                The annual Shotgun House Tour is a fundraisers for the Preservation Resource Center. Money generated from the event supports the PRC’s Education and Outreach, Advocacy, Revival Grants and other programs that work to preserve New Orleans’ historic architecture, neighborhoods and cultural identity.

TICKETS:            Advance tour tickets: $25 for PRC members, $30 for non-members at PRCNO.org. *Advanced ticket sales end at noon on Friday, June 10.

Day-of-tour tickets: $35

SUPPORT:         The PRC’s Shotgun House Tour is presented with generous support from Entablature Design + Build and Entablature Realty.