Monthly Archives: November 2009

St Ann Shotgun Aims for Second Century

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The house at 2404 St. Ann is a marvelous New Orleans “shotgun.” I am totally amazed at how well preserved it is and how it has dutifully carried the soul and story of the original builder into the 21st century. The magic is in how well defined the original details are and how these details […]

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Cedric’s Corner

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By popular demand…another blog post about Cedric, Hal’s adopted Doberman. Cedric was adopted from a fantastic organization here in New Orleans, The Gulf Coast Doberman Rescue Foundation. Cedric highly recommends that you take a look at their website to view available dogs and perhaps even find out how you can volunteer! Here are some more […]

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French Quarter Condo doubles as Luxury Hotel Suite

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This French Quarter apartment is one of the best condo deals ever! When the owners approached us to update their condo it was clear that this was a very unique property. It was part of a seventies expansion of a Luxury Old World French Quarter Hotel featuring over 100 rooms and suites, all decorated with […]

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New Orleans Millwork Photos: National WW II Museum

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Central City Millworks: We Do Windows

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With our soupy humidity and the kind of rain that falls in umbrella-makers’ dreams, New Orleans windows tend to rot sooner than we’d like. And when the time comes, you can install new wood replacement windows or get creative and let your imagination take shape! Whether the new windows you want are round or rectangular, […]

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Collums Construction has High Time at Algiers Courthouse

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Collums Construction workers replace Algiers Courthouse clock Bryon Cornelison watched as a Collums Construction crew installed the fourth face on the clock tower of the historic Algiers Courthouse. This was a goal he had worked to accomplish for the previous six months. As treasurer of the friends of the Algiers Courthouse, Bryon accepted the task […]

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Collums Construction Hangs 600 lb George Rodrigue Painting in WWII Museum

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Thomas Nevitt thought he had 24 hours to relax after spending six weeks working around the clock making sure our commitment to The National WWII Museum was completed on schedule. Thomas, Mill Manager for Central City Millworks (Collum Construction’s sister company) had assumed the role of Project Manager for the installation of the store fixtures, […]

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Transforming a Charming New Orleans Loft

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Neglected Uptown Home Receives Complete Makeover

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The Key to New Orleans Doors

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Our city’s unique architecture combined with the soupy soil that homes and businesses sit on can present challenges to New Orleans contractors during remodeling or renovation. Due to sagging and shifting, few buildings of any age have square and plumb lines, and the key to having good doors, both interior and exterior, is often to […]

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