New Orleans African American Museum begins $6 million renovation
by Doug MacCash
nola.com / 03.12.2013
The New Orleans African American Museum will embark on a $6 million, nine to ten month renovation beginning in April, according to NOAAM board president Marsha Broussard. The project is meant to repair, stabilize and add modern amenities to the 1828 Meilleur-Goldthwaite villa and the museum’s three other historic buildings at 1418 Governor Nicholls St. The project will also allow the museum to expand into a nearby early 20th-century building at 1417-19 Governor Nicholls St.
NOAAM received $3 million for the renovation through the City of New Orleans Community Development Block Grant program funded by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development in 2011. According to Broussard, Louisiana and federal historic tax credits plus new market tax credits are expected to account...more