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House of Dance & Feathers, 2006

This is a Project. It was founded by Ronald W. Lewis, House of Dance and Feathers. It is dated 2006. Its medium is museum: poured-in-place concrete, rebar, concrete block, treated lumber and decking, prefabricated steel plates and moment connections, plywood subfloor, galvanized steel wire cable, stainless-steel turnbuckles, recycled galvanized metal roofing, clear po.

Ronald Lewis’s House of Dance and Feathers celebrates the oldest social aid and pleasure club in the Ninth Ward, the Big Nine Social Club, and Mardi Gras Indian tribes throughout New Orleans. The backyard museum was rebuilt to reconstruct a sense of history and identity and as a practical and cultural design resource for this unique culture after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the original location. The skull staff, a gift from a Creole Wild West member, now protects the site.

Its dimensions are

L x W (Museum): 365.8 × 975.4 cm (12 × 32 ft.) H x W (Gatekeeper staff): 172.7 × 12.7 cm (5 ft. 8 in. × 5 in.)

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