At the conclusion of Tidbit No. 1, the importance of newspaper research, below is this magnificent property. It is recently been taken over by the lending institution and has finally made it to the MLS. It would be my honor to help get this "Grand Dame" sold. She needs much repair, but the numbers should easily work for a rehabilitation as a single family with service quarters in the rear, either as a resale or home with investment income. Call me at 504 559 9904 and let's take a peak.
Tidbit No. 1 on the importance of newspaper research continued. In May of 2015, attention was brought to the historic 924 Euterpe to save it from demolition, thank goodness.
"The Louisiana Landmarks Society put out its annual list of the most endangered sites on Thursday, including everything from private homes to an old railroad building and the city's entire riverfront."
"Among the homes in the Lower Garden District:...
924 Euterpe St. Built between 1860 and 1866, this Greek Revival doubled-galleried house exemplifies the architecture of the Lower Garden District. However, it suffered from severe lack of maintenance since 1980, despite numerous fines levied by the Historic District Landmarks Commission."
Tidbit No. 1 continued. Jumping back several years, to January 1963, there were those who understood the importance of historical preservation of the Grace King House and 924 Euterpe.
More on Tidbit No. 1. Continued research on 924 Euterpe revealed opposition to a March 1970 push to have the properties in the then Annunciation-Coliseum Block Association declared a historical preservation area.
Tidbit No 1. Continued. News paper research about 924 Euterpe revealed that, in 1948, Mr. Sam Tarbutton, 70 year old hot tamale vendor, living at 924 Euterpe, was hit by a taxicab as he pushed his cart down Prytania St.
After you read Tidbit #1 on the importance of real estate research, enjoy some of these findings about a property at 924 Euterpe St.
In July of 1907, the Childress family hosted a fabulous watermelon party. At one point, the group repaired to the veranda and a prize was given to the one who acquired the most seeds
Update on Saturday's Great Neighborhood Sellabration by the Preservation Resource Center. . .
Successful investing in real estate in New Orleans is a lot less less about luck and a great deal more about doing your homework. The city is replete with properties ranging from those begging for a bit of lipstick all the way to those needing a full tilt makeover. And the Sellabration provided the resources for doing that homework. So, over the next few days I am going to hand ...out little nuggets of information every investor needs to have in his or her little bag of tricks.
1ST Trick: History On Your Property
NO. 1 Go the one of the Public Libraries in NOLA and get a library card. It takes 5 minutes. There are over 10 in Orleans Parish alone. The beautiful Latter Branch on St. Charles should be opened next week for all you uptown readers.
NO. 2 Go the the library's website: nolalibrary.org. At the Header Menu, click on Research and scroll down to Databases. (you need your library card to put in your number to access the databases).
NO. 3 This will take you to "Louisiana Library Connection". At the top of the page, to the far right, you will see "Enter Card #". Enter your library card number and hit "Log In". On the left hand column, find "Historic Times-Picayune" box. Click the box. It will take you to a new page labeled "Newsbank". To the right and at the bottom you will find a box that says "Times-Picayune Historical".
NO. 4 You have hit the search engine treasure trove. Just put in your keys word or words (e.g. the address of the property you are researching), and you will find information from the Times-Picayune, starting in 1837 and running through 1987.
NO. 5 If you want to find more current information, from 1988 to the present, go back to the "NewsBank" page (see above) and find Times-Picayune under America's News or America's News-Historical and Current. Click either Times-Picayune to find the search engine from 1988 to 2016.
NO. 6 Have fun searching. This will be your first "drill down level" in the search for information on your target property.