4914 Spain St: The Camarata House, designed by Leon Francis Dufrechou, is EndangeredBy
4914 Spain Street, located in Gentilly Terrace, also known as the Camarata House, is a post war, ranch style house. According to the Regional Modernism blog, the house was designed around 1950 by Leon Francis Dufrechou (1923-2001), who was the President of the Tulane Architectural Society in 1946 and 1947. Dufrechou also designed an office/residential building at 1310 Esplanade Avenue, and three houses in Lake Vista in 1950: The Larry Gilbert House at 26 Swan Street (right), the Joseph Connoly House at 33 Swan Street, and his own personal residence at 6 Stilt Street.
The Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation has determined that the Camarata House is individually eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Further, the Gentilly Terrace and Gardens Improvement Association is opposed to the demolition of this house.
The the Louisiana Land Trust’s proposal to demolish this house will be considered by the Neighborhood Conservation District Committee on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 2pm. If you have an opinion on the demolition of this house, the NCDC committee would like to hear from you! CLICK HERE to email the committee and share your opinion.
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