Phoenix Utility Company records Edit


LaRC Manuscripts Collection 228


  • 1924-1927 (label)
  • Date acquired: 10/01/1974 (Other)


  • 2.00 boxes (Whole)
  • 1 linear foot other_unmapped (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    This collection consists primarily of 19 centimeter x 24 centimeter photographs relating to New Orleans building projects of the Phoenix Utility Company during the 1920s. These feature the construction of the Market St. Steam Electric Station Extension and they depict not only buildings and utility construction details, but also laborers. Also included in this collection are handwritten and typed daily work journals with charts, diagrams, and descriptions of public works projects. The journals, kept by Edmund B. Martin, engineer, give details of cost, labor, materials, and work done for various underground projects.

  • Arrangement Note

    The collection is arranged by medium, then chronologically. The collection consists of two boxes. It is 1 linear foot.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Phoenix Building Company of New Orleans worked on the construction of the Market Street Steam Electric Station extension as well as many underground projects.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Mrs. Edmund B. Martin

  • Other Descriptive Information

    OCLC Number: 427651178

  • Preferred Citation

    Phoenix Utility Company records, Manuscripts Collection 228, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

  • Processing Information

    Collection processed in 1973 and reprocess in 2004 by Melissa Smith.