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  • Historic Pythian Finds New Life as Residential Complex
    April 24, 2017

    Michael Patrick Welch for The Louisiana Weekly A building once described by The Times Picayune as “the biggest enterprise ever attempted by the colored race of the United States,” is in the process of re-opening on the corner of Loyola and Gravier. The building was originally conceived at the turn of the 20th century by the Colored Knights of the Pythians of Louisiana (also known as The Grand Lodge Knights of Pythians of Louisiana). A…

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  • Success Story: Pythian Building
    February 10, 2017

    The Reinvestment Fund The Pythian Building is a historically important, vacant 10-story building in the downtown business district of New Orleans. Reinvestment Fund financing is helping Green Coast Enterprises convert the building into workforce affordable housing units, combined with 20,000 square feet of retail space, and 16,000 square feet of office space. The project is receiving New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations of $14 million in support of the $37.8 million development. Reinvestment Fund is…

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