Darryl Reeves

Darryl Reeves, a third generation metal worker, is owner of Andrew’s Welding and Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward. Regarded as a natural, Reeves is well known for his creative contemporary steel and brass staircase railings and furniture, and is revered for his historic restorations of antique iron work at historic sites. His public commissions include the restoration of the ornate fence at the Presbytery in Jackson Square in the French Quarter, fabrication of a new identical fence (using old techniques) for its sister building, “The Cabildo,” and the disassembly and reconstruction of the massive gate at the Chalmette National Cemetery which dates to 1872.

Andrews Welding and Blacksmith Shop
1873 Agriculture St.
New Orleans, LA 70119



See his work:

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Delphine House by Darryl Reeves and Swoon for the Music Box (photo by Bryan Welch)

Exploring the New Orleans Village Where You Can Play the Buildings

Master Blacksmith Darryl Reeves featured on German mareTV documentary “Das Mississippi-Delta”

New Orleans Master Crafts Guild’s works to end poverty

New Orleans Airlift – Music Box Roving Village: City Park 2015

The Music Box Village Finds a Home

Architecture That Sings: The Music Box Roving Village in New Orleans

Darryl Reeves, KnowLA – The Encyclopedia of Louisiana

Darryl Reeves, Master Blacksmith at 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Metal Artisan – Darryl Reeves, YouTube

Arthel Nevell interviews Darryl Reeves, Fox News