New Orleans’ Odyssey House Rises from the Remnants of Former Ford Dealership
Left vacant for a decade after being hit by a massive fire and Hurricane Katrina, this historic landmark was finally restored. Designed in 1925 by noted NOLA architect Emile Weil for the Bohn Motor Company Automobile dealership, the re-construction project began when the building was lacking a roof and windows. Only the existing brick exterior façade was salvageable.
Practically rebuilding from the ground up on the existing base, architects selected WINCO's 3250 Steel Replica Windows to create a similar look to the original building. The new windows — featuring laminated hurricane-resistant glass, 5/8 inch muntin grids, and a Quaker Bronze Kynar finish — are ready to stand the test of time and New Orleans' turbulent weather.
The historic building is now home to Odyssey House, an addiction treatment center.
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