Board And Batten Shutters

board and batten shutters
  • Close the shutters of (a window or building)
  • (shutter) a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
  • (shutter) a hinged blind for a window
  • Close (a business)
  • (shutter) close with shutters; "We shuttered the window to keep the house cool"
  • a strip fixed to something to hold it firm
  • A strip of wood or metal for securing the edges of a tarpaulin that covers a ship's hatch
  • A strip of wood used for clamping the boards of a door
  • furnish with battens; "batten ships"
  • batting: stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
  • A long, flat strip of squared wood or metal used to hold something in place or as a fastening against a wall
  • a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
  • A thin, flat, rectangular piece of wood or other stiff material used for various purposes, in particular
  • get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
  • a committee having supervisory powers; "the board has seven members"
  • The stage of a theater
  • A long, thin, flat piece of wood or other hard material, used for floors or other building purposes

New Orleans - French Quarter: Preservation Hall
New Orleans - French Quarter: Preservation Hall
Preservation Hall, at 726 St. Peter Street, first opened its doors in 1961 serving up nightly authentic New Orleans jazz and dixieland music. The music hall originated with Larry Borenstein, who used the property as an art gallery and held informal jam sessions for his close friends. The first building on the site was a private residence in 1750. In 1803, Antoine Faisendieu bought the lot from Guillermo Gros and ran a tavern through the War. In 1816, the building burned down in the Orleans Ballroom fire. Gurlie and Guillot bought the "lot with bricks and ruins" and built the three-bay, two-storied structure that stands, mostly unaltered, today. Agathe Manchon bought the property and owned it until 1866. The defining details of the buildings include board and batten shutters, French doors, a narrow wrought iron gallery, and iron gates flankings the front and rear entrances. Iron subursts rest atop the gates. The most notable feature of the facade is the Spanish Colonial porte-cochere, or coache door, that leads into the interior couryard. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band began touring the world in 1963, acting as ambassadors of New Orleans and the music that was created in the Crescent City. Visionaries Allan and Sandra Jaffe can be credited with the preservation of the building and creating a truly unique New Orleans and American institution. Their son, Ben Jaffe, is now the Director of Preservation Hall and also plays tuba and upright bass with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Vieux Carre Historic District National Register #66000377 (1966)
Building Shutters
Building Shutters
Shutters made from 5/4 x 6” cedar boards available at home centers. The hardware is from Brandywine Forge, with hinges and pintles designed to easily install board and batten shutters. This approach works equally well with windows recessed in a masonry opening or installed flush within a frame wall with surrounding trim.

board and batten shutters