We’re excited to share with you the fourteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Allen Eskew, Dave Bartholomew, D.H. Holmes, Susan Spicer, John Koerner, and Oscar Dunn.
Allen Eskew: Visionary Architect, by Gabriel Flores
He was constantly searching to improve whatever environment he found himself in. … He taught that you could always, with tools and thought, effort and hard work, improve your environment.” — John Eskew, the son of Allen Eskew (excerpt from Nola.com)
Dave Bartholomew, by Jeff Morgan
“What he wanted done, he wanted done the way he wanted it done, the way it was supposed to be. I liked what he was doing. … If I heard one note, Dave’ll put three where they’d fit. He’d put 10 of them — they’re still going to fit. I don’t know how he got them in there, but he got them in there.” — Fats Domino, on Dave Bartholomew, in a 1999 interview with The Times-Picayune (excerpt from Nola.com)
D. H. Holmes, by Maddie Stratton
“A merchant prince, a citizen who has played a large part in building the city’s fame, the kindest of employers and the most honorable of men. … (D.H. Holmes’) very name has for years typified the enterprise of the retail trade of New Orleans, and especially of Canal Street.” –The Daily Picayune, in its obituary for D.H. Holmes on July 4, 1898 (excerpt from Nola.com)
Spice it Up, by Jessica Strahan
“I put my blessing on each dish and every plate before it leaves the kitchen. It’s a good job for a chef who is a control freak — and that’s how I am about my food. I have always been a hands-on chef, and if that’s not the smartest approach to the business, I can live with it.” — Chef Susan Spicer, in a 2015 interview with The Times-Picayune (excerpt from Nola.com)
John Koerner III, by Sean Randall
“He is a ‘what you see is what you get’ kind of man, and what you see is pretty good.” — W. Boatner Reily III, New Orleans businessman and former Rex (excerpt from Nola.com)
Oscar Dunn, by Hope Parker
“Perhaps no public event has produced a demonstration so large in every respect and withal so orderly and attended with more impressive solemnity. It was not only participated in by people of his own race, but by a large part of the white population who have felt for the deceased a genuine respect.” — The Daily Picayune, on the funeral of Oscar Dunn in November 1871 (excerpt from Nola.com)
Where Y’Art is the proud partner of Nola Media Group, the producers of Nola.com / The Times-Picayune for its 300 for 300 project, marking the tricentennial of New Orleans, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans, New Orleans.