National Geographic : 1953 Feb
© National Geographic Society 155 Kodachromes by National Geographic Photographer Justin Locko Chartres Street Takes Its Lacy Iron Grillwork from a Style Established in Colonial Days First ironwork was often designed in Louisiana and wrought in Spain. But native smiths soon developed a taste for these delicate patterns. Their creations eventually became the hallmark of New Orleans. - < Girls in ante bellum dress lounge in the old-time slave quarters of the Montegut mansion, 731 Royal Street, which was built before 1799. The courtyard is partly enclosed by the wall of an old convent.