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This Old House: New Orleans Project 01

This Old House travels to New Orleans' flood-devastated Lower Ninth Ward, there to renovate a shotgun single. Kevin visits with Harry Connick, who with Branford Marsallis has brought a New Orleans “Muscians Village” to fruition. Then he visits another renovated shotgun single. Norm walks the project house with general contractor Carl Hithe, and learns the plan for reconstruction and addition and the plans for expansion with a two story addition. He also discusses some of the particular challenges of contracting in an area where there is no shortage of work to be done.


Episode Info


Episode number: 29x17
Production Number: 2717
Airdate: Saturday January 26th, 2008

Director: David Vos


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Recap

Kevin and Norm open in Louisiana, a return visit: This Old House did a project here in 1991. Much has happened since then, the most significant thing being Hurricane Katrina and the consequent floods. Standing atop the flood wall, they show the Lower Ninth Ward, hardest hit by the floods. The once thriving community of families has largely reverted to nature – grassy fields interrupted here and there by slabs that are what remains of the houses. Once home to 450,000, today about half that number live there. Thousands of people await the opportunity to return – once there are sufficient resources and manpower to restore their homes. The next ten episodes of This Old House will showcase one homeowner's effort to restore her shotgun single home. For this they'll partner with volunteers and meet some famous citizens also working to restore the city. One homeowner in particular has waited two years to return home, and with the help of local craftsmen and tradesmen, she'll finally realize that goal...

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Episode Notes
Guest Experts: Carl Hithe (general contractor)

Guest Musicians: Bob French; Shamarr Allen

Starting with this episode, the background of the show's logo switches to purple.



Warning: This Old House season 29 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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