The Hermann-Grima House and the Gallier House are an integral part of this historic district. Representing two distinctly different styles of architecture, these properties are important reflections of the changing tastes and attitudes of 19th century New Orleans. Situated at opposite ends of the French Quarter, the Hermann-Grima House and the Gallier House are central components to the historic fabric of the Vieux Carré.
Today, the effects of time, climate, weather and nearly 180 years of use have taken a toll on the buildings of the Hermann-Grima and Gallier campuses. While great effort has been put into maintaining the houses over the years, some materials used in its constructions were simply not designed or expected to last 180 years. The brick and mortar have been severely eroded in a number of the site’s structures and in some areas have compromised the structural integrity of the buildings.
Two of New Orleans’ historic treasures are in peril. Hermann-Grima House and Gallier House have stood in the French Quarter for more than 180 years and serve as the city’s link to the lifestyles of the past. As a community that treasures our history, we must save these two homes and leave them as a resource and windows to the past for our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Because these are homes are so important to this city, The Woman’s Exchange has launched a $2.2 million campaign to restore and maintain them.
Please help is to preserve these New Orleans and National Treasures.
The Campaign to Restore
the Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses
|Restoration and Repair of Hermann-Grima House||$656,500|
|Restoration and Repair of Gallier House||$882,500|
|Architect, Engineering, Contractor and Consulting Expenses||$275,000|
|Design, Build-out of Public Meeting and Common Spaces||$100,000|
|Creation of an Appropriate Antique and Art Collection Storage Facility||$200,000|
|Buildings Maintenance Fund||$100,000|