The XXNO (20th century New Orleans) blog is an offshoot of the inaugural course, Regional Modernism: The New Orleans Archives, Tulane University School of Architecture, Spring 2008. The course is an investigation into the history of 20th century New Orleans architecture, specifically exploring the ongoing and evolving dialogue between the traditional and the modern, the historic and the contemporary. While the flood of 2005 largely spared the historic sliver by the river, the great majority of 20th century neighborhoods were inundated. Thousands of buildings currently face demolition. Students will participate in the documentation of the Modern movement in New Orleans as well as documentation of other significant housing, commercial and public structures of the 20th century city.
This blog then has been established to document the process of documenting Modernism in New Orleans.