Interview date: 10.13.14
Morgan Pierce is curator of the historic Hermann-Grima House in the French Quarter. Built in 1831, this historic building is a classic example of American architecture. American style of architecture is rare in the French Quarter; the building's painted brick and artificial mortar lines on the exterior immediately set it apart from other Vieux Carré structures. Morgan discusses the history of the house and describes the tours. Currently, visitors to the Hermann-Grima House can learn about mourning customs in New Orleans. This unique tour focuses on the mourning customs of the early 17th Century. The Hermann-Grima House is well-known for its historic working kitchen that operates during the cooler months. In this podcast, Morgan shares stories about this architectural gem in the French Quarter.
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