The lot at 1919 Marengo Street was purchased in 1895 by William S. Delaney, a prominent plasterer in New Orleans.  He built this house for his family and took occupancy in 1896.  

The Property

At the time the original construction was completed, there was an open front porch on the house, a barn in the back for his horses, and a green house for Mr. Delaney’s exotic plants.  

Daughter and Wife of William Delaney

William S. Delaney

William S. Delaney was the president of the lumberer, plasterer, and masonry association around the turn of the century. He installed the plaster work in many famous structures in New Orleans, including the Lady of Lourdes church and complex on Freret and Napoleon.