This is the Staircase in the old state capital, built in 1847. The building takes up a whole city block. It was used as a federal prison in the Civil War, then burned after the war. When the property was given back to the State of Louisiana in the 1880s, it was completely reconstructed.I work three blocks from this house. The Stewart-Dougherty House. It was built in 1848 as a private residence, and has been owned by the same family ever since. The daughter of each previous owner has always lived in it. It was used as a federal hospital in the Civil War.
This is what it looks like today.
I'm taking them for matching frames tomorrow.