An unusual triple cottage with an inbuilt service way, rustic wood facade and gable sided roof covering supported by slender doric box columns ,.. Triple dormers with with traditional pilasters and arched window heads and greek key door surrounds are indicative of a possible construction date from the 1840,s.. Asher W. Nathan, A.S. Lewis and Annette Tronchez each owned the property between 1836 and 1849 ..It replaced an earlier brick-between-post cottage built for Constance Bouligny, a Free Woman of Color prior to 1820.
An 1836 auction notice at the sale of the estate of Noel Carriere a Free Man Of Color to whom Mme. Bouligny sold the house states : On which lot is erected a house bricked between post, kitchen and other dependencies, all of Which are in bad order .... The house was then numbered 122 Burgundy.. A Nathan bough the cottage for $2,850, selling the property to A.S. Lewis in 1843 at a bankruptcy sale.. Annette Tronchez bough it from Lewis a Year later in 1844...
The present House in scheme is really three single tow bay, one room wide Creole cottage with single dormers and a common roof.. ..An unusual feature is the appearance of a built in gallery across the facade of a Creole cottage lacking a foundation.. Most Creole cottages with galleries are recessed on the lot and set on brick piers one to three feet in height
New Orleans Architecture Vol lV The Creole Faubourgs....by Samuel Wilson Jr 1996