Montgomery-Grace is spectacular unique glitter. Its a white iridescent glitter that has shifts of deep purples and silver in a multitude of shards. This glitter packs a super punch in the sparkle department and is super soft.
In 1889, Thomas Sully was contracted to build the Grace Montgomery House located at 2525 St. Charles Avenue for John Morris, racetrack owner, lottery investor, etc. The lot had contained a cottage built by Henry Howard for a fellow named Charles A. Miltenberger. One resource consulted claims that Mrs. Morris was superstitious about destroying the whole cottage, so the new design incorporated the existing living room into the new design and basically built the new house around the old one. (Interesting…)
The new home that emerged is a spectacular example of Thomas Sully’s Queen Anne fanciful architecture. Sure it might have some Greek Revival throwback elements like Ionic columns and a centrally located door, but the overwhelming asymmetry and heavy textured decorative features scream a later more whimsical, playful style.
Flames ravaged a historic home on St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District on Wednesday morning (Feb. 20), causing what fire officials called a "catastrophic loss" at the Queen Anne style home. It is believed to have been built in 1865 and remodeled and enlarged in 1888 by famed architect Thomas Sully, according to the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
The home at the corner of St. Charles and Third Street has been occupied for more than a century by at least six generations of the same family, decedents of the Downman family, including the Kock, Montgomery and Grace families, according to a 2002 issue of the Preservation Resource Center’s magazine, Preservation in Print. The Orleans Parish Landmarks Commission placed a historic marker on the home in the same year.