Season 29 - New Orleans Rebuilds Episodes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.