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Longue Vue
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Back view of the main house
Longue Vue House and Gardens is located in Louisiana
Location: 7 Bamboo Rd., New Orleans, Louisiana
Coordinates: 29°58′36.31″N 90°7′23.13″W / 29.9767528°N 90.1230917°W / 29.9767528; -90.1230917Coordinates: 29°58′36.31″N 90°7′23.13″W / 29.9767528°N 90.1230917°W / 29.9767528; -90.1230917
Area: 8 acres (32,000 m2)
Built/Founded: 1939
Architect: Platt & Platt; Ellen Biddle Shipman
Architectural style(s): Classical Revival
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: September 20, 1991[1]
Designated NHL: April 5, 2005[2]
NRHP Reference#: 91001419

Longue Vue House and Gardens, also known as Longue Vue, is a Classical Revival mansion and garden located at 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States. It is open daily; an admission fee is charged.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bloom Stern the current house is in fact the second. The original house and gardens began in 1924. In 1934 landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman began to work with the Sterns on the designs of their gardens. Through the re-working of the gardens the Sterns decided that their house did not allow them to fully enjoy their new grounds and the original house was subsequently moved and a new one erected in its place starting in 1939. This new house was designed by architects William and Geoffrey Platt whose father, Charles Platt, was Shipman’s mentor. The four facades of the house have four different appearances and out each of the four sides there is a different garden. It has 20 rooms on three stories, with original furnishings.

The gardens include Asclepias tuberosa, azaleas, caladium, Callicarpa americana, camellia, Canna, Chionathus retusus, chrysanthemum, crape myrtle, cyclamen, delphinium, Ficus carica, Gossypium, hydrangea, Koelreuteria bipinnata, Louisiana irises, Lycoris aurea, narcissus, Passiflora incarnata, Phytolacca americana, poinsettia, roses, Stigmaphyllon ciliatum, tulips, vitex, and Zingiber Zerumbet.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991,[1], and further was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2005.[2]

Though damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Longue Vue has reopened thanks to the commitment of the staff and volunteers from around the country that helped to bring back the gardens. Tours of the gardens are available daily from 10 to 4 and house tours are Wednesday through Sunday 10 to 4.

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.  
  2. ^ a b "Longue Vue". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1118079481&ResourceType=Building. Retrieved 2008-02-01.  

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