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2024 | Historic Renovation | 3,200 sq. ft.
651 Richard Street

Second Line Stages Offices

In the nineteenth century, cotton press warehouses lined the commercial areas of the Mississippi River, but only few remain today. As Second Line Stages expanded film studio spaces in the Lower Garden District neighborhood, it identified the need for additional office and support spaces nearby to the other film production facilities. Second Line Stages asked Studio West to Help convert two former masonry construction cotton press warehouses, dating to 1887 at the corner of Richard and St. Thomas Streets in the Lower Garden District into flexible offices. Being in a dense urban environment, acquiring the adjacent historic warehouses provided the opportunity to reuse and rehabilitate the historic buildings for as offices and seek Historic Tax Credits in the process.

Historic cotton press warehouses as offices