- Born: 1818 Died: 1884
Cork-born architect, of New Orleans. Henry Howard, son of THOMAS HOWARD  by his second marriage to Elizabeth Day, was born on 8 February 1818. He was taught 'the first rudiments of architectural drawing and knowledge of mechanics' by his father and also studied at the Cork Mechanics' Institute. When he was sixteen his father died, whereupon he emigrated to the United States, disembarking in New York in May 1836. In September 1837 he arrived in New Orleans, where, after initially working as a carpenter and joiner, he became a leading architect, enjoying a long and successful career. He died impoverished in New Orleans on 25 November 1884, after becoming gradually incapacitated by a neurological disorder.
All information in this entry is from the full-length and definitive illustrated monograph by Robert S. Brantley and Victor McGee, Henry Howard, Louisiana's Architect (Historic New Orleans Collection and Princeton Architectural Press, 2015).
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|Building:||CO. CORK, CORK, DEVONSHIRE STREET, HOUSES (007)|
|Nature:||Terrace of 7 3-storey brick houses.
Robert S. Brantley with Victor McGee, Henry Howard, Louisiana's Architect (The Historic New Orleans Collection and Princeton Architectural Press, 2015), 134(illus.), 135