Before & After: An Abandoned Schoolhouse in New Orleans Now Holds Chic Apartments

Built in 1894, this building has served as a schoolhouse, an office, and an event space. Today, it’s home to sleek, Scandinavian-inspired apartments.

For almost 20 years, McDonough School #30 sat abandoned. Once a late Victorian landmark of New Orleans’ Third Ward, it was left to the ravages of time, obscuring its distinctive architecture and fascinating history.

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