The Pythian

The Pythian has a storied place in the history of New Orleans. The existing building was originally constructed as (2) separate structures: The corner building was first built in 1909 and subsequently renovated in 1923, 1943 and 1957; the back building was constructed circa 1925 and renovated in 1961 and 1971. During the 1961 renovation, the (2) buildings were joined together and unified with a modern-era slipcover over-cladding. Through conversations with the State Historic Preservation Officer and the National Park Service, it was determined that the corner building should be restored to its original 1909 design, while the rear building should be restored to its 1950s design. Where the slipcover was removed, the historic façade, which was significantly damaged during the installation of the slipcover, was repaired and included restoration or replacement of the masonry, ornamental terra cotta, and cast stone. Designed to meet LEED Silver standards for New Construction, the latest chapter in the life of the Pythian is an adaptive reuse of the existing historic building for mixed-use, including health care and business offices, 69 mixed-income residential units, a fresh food market, and roof deck. In less than two years in 2017, Landis completed the renovation of the historic building at 234 Loyola Avenue. The metal sheathing came off, and the building's beautiful brick façade shone once more for New Orleanians to enjoy.
  • 2017 - ABC Bayou Chapter Excellence Award - The Pythian

Working with old structures is never easy, but it provides you a chance to think outside the box and stretch your construction knowledge. In the end, these are the projects that allow us to showcase, preserve and celebrate New Orleans culture for the next generation.


Bill Tomasak
Project Manager / Landis Construction

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