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GoNOLA Find: Pythian Market

Emily Ramirez Hernandez for After falling on hard times by the turn of the new millennium, it would hardly have garnered a passerby’s sideways glance. But, in its early years, the Pythian Temple was considered “a crowning achievement for a new-century generation of progressive African Americans,” according to writer and historian Keith Weldon Medley. … Read more

Past Perfect

Ashley McLellan for Built upon a rich history, the Pythian is reborn to fill needs Downtown. On May 12, co-developers ERG Enterprises, Crescent City Community Land Trust and Green Coast celebrated the grand opening of their latest venture, The Pythian. An eight-story building at 234 Loyola Avenue, The Pythian will eventually include 69 apartments … Read more

Triumphant Return of Pythian

Danielle del Sol for the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans Its history is storied, but many don’t know it, as the Pythian building was masked — literally — for decades, a mid-century modern sheath covering the 1909 gem underneath. When local development firm Green Coast Enterprises decided to purchase and renovate the structure into … Read more

Look Inside: Historic Pythian Building in Downtown New Orleans Renovated

Katherine Sayre for | The Times Picayune The historic Pythian building on Loyola Avenue downtown has reopened, nearing the end of a $44 million renovation into apartments targeted at middle-income renters, a soon-to-open food market and healthcare focused businesses. Green Coast Enterprises, Crescent City Community Land Trust and ERG Enterprises acquired the nine-story building and led … Read more

New and Improved Pythian Building Reopens After Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

WDSU News Tonight we get an inside look at the new and improved Pythian building, it reopened today with a celebration and a second line. The historic building was built in 1908 and housed African-American professionals and hosted a number of African-American businesses. After a multi-million dollar renovation the downtown building has 69 apartments, a … Read more