Cornstalk Fence

The cornstalk fence is cast iron and was made by Wood & Perot, Philadelphia in 1858. It has a beautiful design of cornstalks resting on pumpkins, with vainglorious weaving around them. It was purchased by William Sanford Banning in New Orleans in the early 1900s and was installed around the Banning Residence Museum in 1984.

The fence is very unique with only two others like it in existence. They are both in New Orleans, one around the Cornstalk Hotel, and the other surrounding a private home in the Garden District.

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