The Bywater Historic District covers a 120-block area and contains over two thousand buildings.

Begun as an early nineteenth century Creole downriver suburb, the architecture of the Bywater is mainly Creole cottages, shotgun houses, camelbacks, side hall cottages, bungalows and commercial buildings. The majority of the buildings in this neighborhood are single story wood construction, but virtually all are raised above grade and most have high cornices.

Part of the city’s Reinventing The Crescent program, the Bywater neighborhood continues to evolve.

Bywater Neighborhood Association

Reinventing The Crescent