The Gallier Court building was first constructed in the 1840s and designed by James Gallier, Sr., the prominent architect who built Gallier Hall and other landmark New Orleans buildings. Gallier Court joined a row of buildings that Gallier erected along Carondelet Street that housed his offices and workshops. He occupied and used these buildings for the entire time he remained in business. Gallier eventually passed these buildings on to his son James Gallier, Jr., also a prominent New Orleans architect, who renovated the row of buildings then known as “Gallier Court”. The Daily Picayune described “Gallier Court” as being a place where activities were “most cultured, most aristocratic” with “stores underneath”, and that these buildings “contain 25 rooms above, intended for boarding houses”. It is from this historical designation that the current Gallier Court received its name.
The Gallier Court building was completely renovated and restored as a luxury residential development with ground floor commercial space. Montgomery Roth Architecture and Interior Design redesigned the building throughout, while carefully melding the past’s historical charm and significance with today’s modern amenities.