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HOUSE GENEALOGY

Much like your family ancestry, your home has a unique history full of stories and interesting people. The professional researchers at Our House Stories consult the local historical record to unlock the secrets held within the walls of your home. We provide a variety of scales and types of reports to fit your needs, interests and budget. Owning a home is like owning a piece of history. Even ordinary houses have extraordinary stories. Let us unlock the story to your home.

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TESTIMONIALS

“This is unbelievable! You have uncovered so much more than I was imagining, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'm tearing up, I'm so happy. My mother-in-law was a member of the Lakeview Botany Guild for many years, I can't wait to share this with her. And to have found a picture of Herman Morales [the man who built the house]! Amazing job! I will HIGHLY recommend this to our friends and neighbors." ~ 6100 Louisville, New Orleans, LA

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Follow Our Stories

You can learn more about our research and the stories we have uncovered at our blog. We write regularly about vacant and blighted historic properties going through the city auction processes in an effort to save them from further neglect. We also highlight historic New Orleans bars and their happy hour specials in our Historic Happy Hour series. You can also learn more about the stories that got us started with the Felix Conrad series which highlights our house at 2463 N Villere.

“Insane Attempt to Kill!” – The Attempted Assassination of Third Municipality Recorder Pierre Seuzeneau

The history of New Orleans is distinguished by a number of incidents of political violence, the most well-known examples being, perhaps, the spate of Reconstruction riots after the Civil War and the eruption of anti-Italian riots in the wake of the assassination of Police Superintendent David Hennessy.  The assassination of Superintendent Hennessy and the merciless …
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Treme & Marigny – 1838 and 2013

We’re writing today about our large scale New Orleans house history presentation for 1501 Marais Street, between Columbus & St. Bernard.  You can view our completed 24×36 Timeline presentation here.  The house was built in 1860 by Seraphin Maspereau, a New Orleans tinsmith, and recently underwent a major renovation.  In the course of our research, …
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