A Colorful Past with a Rich History
The St. Philip was built in 1839. Originally, it was two separate but identical residences built by a wealthy Sicilian immigrant for he, his wife, his daughter, and her new husband. At that time, this particular section of the French Quarter was known as the Sicilian Quarter, and was home to many Italian families and businesses. After falling into disrepair in the early 1900's, it was converted into rental units in the 1920's and fell into a state of disrepair again during the depression. In the 1940's the building was operated as a "gentleman's hotel" by one of the notorious madams of New Orleans. It has enjoyed a colorful past and has a rich history. Staying at the St. Philip in the French Quarter is a rich and vibrant urban experience.
The building is Mediterranean in style and has a large central courtyard that is lushly landscaped and serves as the focal point around which the building is situated. All apartments either face the courtyard or have large balconies overlooking St. Philip Street. There are 4 floors with apartments located on each one. Please note there is no elevator.