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Pitot House

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Pitot House

  • Address 1440 Moss St.
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
  • Hours
    Wednesday–Saturday
    10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Phone 504-482-0312

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The Pitot House on Bayou St. John in New Orleans was built in 1799. Named for James Pitot, New Orleans' first American mayor after the Louisiana Purchase, it is the only example of a Creole Colonial-style country home open to the public in the city. The ground floor features brick floors, white plaster walls, and an exposed wood beam ceiling. The upstairs portion of the house has wide wood plank flooring, colorful Creole- and Caribbean-influenced paint colors, and carved wood mantels. The second floor is furnished with Louisiana and American antiques that date from the early to mid-19 century. Threatened by demolition, the house was moved in 1964 and, in the process, uncovered original decorative elements that guided later restoration efforts.

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