Aug 092012
 

The yellow-stucco mansion at the corner of Valence Street and St. Charles Avenue is the subject of a demolition request by Baton Rouge-based Crescent Road LLC, scheduled to be heard at 2 p.m. Aug. 20 by the Neighborhood Conservation District Committee, according to Karen Gadbois on her “Squandered Heritage” blog at The Lens.

  2 Responses to “Demolition permit requested for another St. Charles Avenue mansion”

  1. I live a few blocks away, for the past 4 years, and that thing
    has been vacant the entire time. It looks like it had last been divided into
    apartments, and I have been dying for someone to buy it and do something with
    it! The formerly run down house on the
    other end of that block was redone about a year ago and it looks AMAZING. That one was a renovation back to the classic
    St. Charles mansion, and was done exquisitely.
    The building seeking demolition is a stucco Spanish inspired house, and
    there isn’t really anything special (if you ask me and I am no expert) that I
    would deem worthy of not doing a complete demo and starting from scratch. Whatever happens I am happy someone is going
    to bring back that space and make that block one of the most stunning there is
    on St. Chuck!

    So Thanks!!!!!!!

  2. I believe that the stucco facade is a later remodel to house built in the same (late 19th or early 20th century) style of other houses in the neighborhood. If so, and the original house could be restored, I hope that an architiectural historian will be present to explain that at the NCDC’s or any other demolition hearing.

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