The inspiration for this home was designed by Lewis E. Reynolds for Henry S. Buckner, a prominent leader in the cotton business.With galleries open on the front and sides employing a system of Ionic and Corinthian columns extending from ground level to entablature, a dramatic sense of rhythm and airiness is emphasized. The deep, wrap around galleries and elegant scale of the columns echo French Colonial influence while the fundamental style is Greek Revival. Delicate cast-iron railings covering both galleries on all sides complete the feeling of elegance. The original Garden District house area was over 20,000 square feet.
St. Elisabeth Square - New Orleans
Era: Antebellum
Style: Greek Revival (1820-1860)
3980 St. Elisabeth Square
Buckner House – 1410 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans (1857)
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