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Night View
Photo by Alan Karchmer

Rendering by McNaughton Architects
View of Dutch Alley
Photo by Eean McNaughton III

Best Designed Public Space, Gambit 1984

Mornings at the Market, Cynthia Maddox, Southern Living, March 1984, p 20-22.

Project Profile:
E. Eean McNaughton Architects was retained by the French Market Corporation to provide full architectural and engineering services to the French Market complex of buildings from 1982-86.  During this time, we completed 51 different projects. Our responsibilities ranged from review of tenant improvements, annual inspection of buildings and planning facilities improvements related to economic planning.  We accomplished a variety of small and large projects throughout the Market complex from Washington Artillery Park to the Old United States Mint

Major projects include the planning and restoration of the Farmers' Market, the design of town new floodgates allowing pedestrian access from the Market to the Mississippi River at Dumaine Street and St. Philip Street as well as improvements to Dutch Alley.  The performance tent, entrance pavilions and outdoor interpretive exhibits illustrating the history of the Market were conceived to bring business and people into the once vacant alley.  Our firm also provided the tenant improvements for the National Park Service French Quarter Visitor's Center

Owner: French Market Corporation

Firm responsibilities:
Historic Research, Master Plan, complete A/E services, exhibit design

Cost:  $2,500,000 (approximate)

Completed: 1982-1986