Historic Brackets in New Orleans, Now Colorful.

Real Estate Agent with Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.

Historic New Orleans Brackets

Bywater and Marigny Homes

Designs and Colors Bloom !


   The late 19th Century introduced brackets on the front of homes. They are now very distinctive and beloved to see. Most were needed for support of porch or overhang. Others used brackets for ornamentil purposes. Influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement. Many were made locally and many were mail ordered from a mill that specializeed in brackets. 

     At the end of the 20th century brackets became like work of arts with so many colors that really began to show off the designs. Now it looks like Artwork on the home. At his time the trim, windows, shutters were all brought into the world of colorful designs. This historic barckets do not exist in many places in the world.

    Take a look at the brackets I have seen in the Bywater and Marigny Homes. These are just a sample of the thousands of colorful designs. It is like the homes are smiling at you when you walk by. Eric 


Comments (6)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Eric  and thank you for the great information you are sharing with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!


May 17, 2022 08:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Eric - quite creative.  

May 17, 2022 08:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Simply lovely, Eric... and who would think there would be so many variations on this theme of brackets, one prettier than the next.

May 17, 2022 09:22 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

The older I get the more I like bright and colorful in outdoor architecture Eric Bouler . Thanks for sharing.

May 17, 2022 02:08 PM
Cathy Starkweather
La Rosa Realty, LLC. - Celebration, FL

The creative combination of colors really makes one appreciate the beautiful architecture in New Orleans.  Thank you!

May 18, 2022 06:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Eric, these brackets are so pretty, and only in New Orleans.

May 19, 2022 07:01 AM