This article is 10 years old. It was published on October 29, 2012.
If you want to see the prettiest painted communities in
The effort produced nearly 200 colorful nominees from 48
states and the
- In the South Central Region, the winners
were Old Arabi Neighborhood, St. Bernard Parish,
and Louisiana Lafayette Square, St. Louis, Missouri. The former, located just five miles from ' French Quarter, has two historic districts full of beautifully painted structures. New Orleans Lafayette Squareis an elegant urban neighborhood comprised of stately Victorian-era homes with fine painted detailing.
This is the third time the Paint Quality Institute has
conducted a search for the prettiest painted places in
The purpose of the competition is to give recognition to places that use paint to express pride in their communities, and highlight how an attractive exterior paint treatment can enhance the curb appeal of virtually any home, building, or exterior structure.
"This is a wonderful and much deserved honor for our elegant
painted ladies," says Donna Andrews, Public Relations Director for the St.
Louis Convention & Visitors Commission. "Neighborhoods, like
To get a look at the 12 Prettiest Painted Places in
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