Sandra Bullock buys house in New Orleans

September 2, 2009 10:04:22 AM PDT
Actress Sandra Bullock has purchased a historic mansion with scrolling ironwork in the Garden District of New Orleans -- a section of the city bordered by the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. .

Bullock has been a frequent visitor to New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The actress has been a generous supporter of Warren Easton High School, one of Louisiana's first public high schools, which took on 10 feet of floodwater during Katrina and incurred some $4 million in damages.

Bullock's donations -- of hundreds of thousands of dollars -- helped fund scholarships, new band uniforms and renovations of the school auditorium.

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