New Haus Construction

 

Deutsches Haus is returning to Mid-City! Construction is well underway at its beautiful new location on Bayou Saint John at 1700 Moss Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.  Construction of the new building should be completed in Autumn 2018.

The piece of land has an interesting history.  In 1884, the State of Louisiana built Camp Nicholls,  a home for disabled Civil War veterans.  The old oak trees on the lot are present in photos from that era. When the last veteran died in the 1940’s at the age of 106, the state used the facility for World War II social services, mostly for children.  After the war, until 1977, it was a Louisiana National Guard facility.  From 1977 until Hurricane Katrina, it was leased to the New Orleans Police Department for the Third District police station for the New Orleans Police Department.

In summer 2017, the site was prepared and services brought in so that the 2017 Oktoberfest could take place at the new location.  The foundation was completed in January 2018.

Foundation complete January 2018
Steel going up late January 2018
Roof trusses up. February 20, 2018
Moss Street on March 5, 2018

On March 9th, a traditional German builder’s topping out ceremony, or Richtfest, was held to celebrate the completion of the roof frame and to ask for blessings and luck for the building. *More about Richtfest here*

Richtfest, March 9, 2018
The roof and some walls on March 31, 2018.

A view from across the bayou shows the shape forming.  It may be only basic sheathing of plywood for walls, tar paper on the roof, and air for windows, but it’s beginning to look like the artists conception of the new Haus below.

New Haus on Moss Street

Link to more views of the new Haus plans.

Beautiful wood on the interior, April 2018

Location of New Haus

1700 Moss Street
New Orleans, LA 70119


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