Award presented to Delphen’s Drafting for design drawings

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John Delphen

John Delphen designer/owner of Delphen’s Drafting of Baton Rouge was honored recently by the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission for his design drawings to restore the home located at 5116 Chartres Street.

The awards ceremony, held at the New Orleans City Council chamber on  Oct. 10,  recognized home designers and Architects for work in new construction, renovation, and restoration in New Orleans historic areas. 

The Chartres Street home was in such a state of decay that the architectural style was unrecognizable by most and had been slated for demolition by the city. Delphen’s award is one of only 35 that have been awarded in the last four years.  Delphen has been studying historic houses for over 30 years and uses yearly vacation travel as an opportunity to study various architectural styles prominent around the United States.