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The Burgundy Bed and Breakfast
a cozy b&b in the Big Easy
2513 Burgundy St., New Orleans, LA 70117
Carl Smith, Innkeeper
Carl Smith is a Louisiana native. He attended high school in the Cajun / bayou country about 20 miles from “town.” as New Orleans is called there. During his college days at Loyola University on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, he remembers taking the streetcar – the same ones which operate on the same route today – to the (French) Quarter to hear jazz in the then newly opened Preservation Hall or to hop the bars on Bourbon Street.
After graduating from Loyola, Carl spent a year in Germany as a Fulbright student. This year changed his life, as he met the woman he would marry there. After completing graduate school at the University of Maryland (Ph.D. in physics), the two moved to Germany, where Carl taught at German “gymnasiums” (a cross between a prep school and a junior college (if you can imagine that!). He has two sons and 3 grandchildren, who all live in Europe.
After his divorce and coming out, Carl and his German partner visited the U.S. frequently, and plans soon developed to retire from teaching and open a bed and breakfast in New Orleans. It took a while to realize this dream (Renovation started late 2002, B&B license early 2004), but now you can be part of it!