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Season 29 - New Orleans Rebuilds Episodes

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S29 E26: One Small Corner Restored

Kevin O'Connor and the Krewe of Zulu prepare for Mardi Gras. In Holy Cross, Roger Cook finds metal worker Joe Strain finishing the installation of the "hoop and scroll" iron fence.

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S29 E25: Only In New Orleans

Host Kevin O'Connor meets District Fire Chief Tim McConnell to see how his firemen are rebuilding 22 damaged firehouses with the help of volunteers and the Denis Leary Foundation in NYC.

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S29 E24: Landscapes and NBA Legends

Kevin and Roger visit a tradition on Poydras St., Mother's Restaurant, to sample the local cuisine. Roger and landscape architect Brian Sublette create public and private space on our lot.

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S29 E23: Recovery Continues

The Dollut Steamboat house. Holy Cross house’s new quartz countertops made using laser technology. Cabinets, flooring and paint. A lesson in making a window stool and apron. Reclaimed pine flooring.

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S29 E22: Back on Track

Host Kevin O'Connor and master carpenter Norm Abram take a ride through the city of New Orleans with streetcar driver Sue Daniel, who is known locally as Streetcar Sue.

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S29 E21: First Builder Falls Through

Host Kevin O'Connor and Norm Abram visit the local's alternative to Bourbon Street—the neighborhood jazz clubs of Frenchmen Street, where the New Orleans music scene is still alive and well.

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S29 E20: Saints in the City

Norm Abram takes Kevin across the Mississippi River by ferry to Algiers Point, home of the first This Old House New Orleans project back in 1990, to see how it fared during Hurricane Katrina.

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S29 E19: French Quarter, Shotgun Colors

Host Kevin O'Connor visits the French Quarter with Vieux Carre Commission Director Lary Hesdorffer to see how one of the most important neighborhoods in America faired during the storm.

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S29 E18: Camelbacks, Bargeboard, and Toxic Mold

Back in New Orleans, Kevin meets homeowner Rashida Ferdinand and her architect Rick Fifield for a look at the plans and model of the proposed work to her shotgun single.

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S29 E17: Return to New Orleans, Post Katrina

This Old House travels to New Orleans, Louisiana, to help a fourth-generation resident of the Lower 9th Ward return home, while following stories of rebuilding and recovery throughout the city.