cornstalk 2

This second cornstalk fence sits in the historic Garden District of New Orleans. Built just before the Civil War this beautiful home and its unique fence belonged to Colonel Robert Short. Both cornstalk fences were cast by Wood & Perot of Philadelphia. While this fence is not as colorful as its sister on Royal, it certainly adds to the charm of this grand old mansion surrounded by Magnolias on Fourth and Prytania.



In the French Quarter, surrounding Jackson Square,  is a wrought iron fence topped with defensive looking fleur de lis. Prevalent throughout New Orleans, this is another perfect example of the use of the fleur de lis in everyday life. We captured these with their historic neighbor The Presbytere in the background.