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An Evening Celebrating Robert J. Cangelosi Jr.’s Latest Work, “New Orleans Architecture: Volume IX: Carrollton,” On May 1

NEW ORLEANS – The Garden District Book Shop is pleased to announce an evening celebrating local author and architect, Robert J. Cangelosi Jr., and his new addition to the New Orleans Architecture series, “New Orleans Architecture: Volume IX: Carrollton”, on May 1 at The Hyacinth House at 923 S Carrollton Ave. The evening will feature a book discussion and signing that will occur outdoors and socially distanced.

Cangelosi is president and partner at local Koch and Wilson Architects as well as an esteemed expert on New Orleans architecture. His latest work is the essential reference guide to one of New Orleans’s most iconic Uptown neighborhoods, “New Orleans Architecture: Volume IX”, and documents the remarkable architectural history of the former city of Carrollton, once the seat of Jefferson Parish and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Cangelosi’s work serves as a valuable resource for the city’s Historic District Landmark Commission and the State Historic Preservation Office, as well as for homeowners, real estate agents, guides, historians, and tourists alike.

The book discussion and signing will be hosted on Saturday, May 1 out in the gardens from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. During the event, Cangelosi will share insights and little-known facts focusing on the Carrollton neighborhood’s instrumental role in the architectural fabric of New Orleans. He will also further elaborate on The Hyacinth House, the location of our event, as it is featured prominently in his book. After the discussion and a Q&A, he will be available to sign and personalize books for attendees.

Tickets for the evening are available on EventBrite for $65 and include a copy of “New Orleans Architecture: Volume IX: Carrollton”, iced tea provided by Still Perkin’ and wine provided by The Garden District Book Shop in partnership with Martin Wine Cellar. Before and after the backyard discussion, the house will be open to any guests interested in touring the recently updated interior space. The event will end promptly at 7:00 PM. All state-mandated COVID safety protocols will be in place and masks are required.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions this event has limited capacity.

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