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During the Spanish rule of Louisiana from 1762 to 1800, two fires damaged the French Quarter which was rebuilt by ruling Spanish. Throughout the French Quarter, there are buildings that because of the fires combine French, Spanish, and Caribbean architectural influences to create a medley of Creole, Greek Revival, and Colonial styles.


Bibliography: Lucas, Keegan. "Spanish Influences on New Orleans Architecture." Museum of the City, 2016. . Accessed 06 Oct. 2016. "Sight Seeing in the French Quarter- Architecture and Historical Homes." Bourbon Street: The Heart and Soul of the French Quarter, 19 June 2013. . Accessed 30 Mar. 2016.


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Street Layout Designer

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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


street scene, historic, historic buildings, New Orleans, urban renewal, downtown, architecture, French, Spanish, Creole