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Sylvester Labrot, Jr. Collection

Identifier: SEAA-001

Scope and Contents

This collection includes hundreds of architectural drawings, which were created during the early 19th century through 1900, and collected by Sylvester W. Labrot, Jr. of New Orleans. The bulk of the collection consists of project drawings from the offices of James Gallier, Sr., and his son, James Gallier, Jr., and their collaborations with Charles B. Dakin, John Turpin, and Richard Esterbrook. Drawings for work by W.L. Atkinson, William Brand, Edward Burling, George Clarkson, James H. Dakin, Albert Diettel, Thomas Murray, and R. Morris Smith are also maintained. Projects from the Gallier offices range from early work in England in the 1820s to New York, Mobile, and New Orleans projects in the 1860s. Dates for projects of other architects in collection are noted in individual folder and item descriptions.


  • Creation: 1801-1900

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is the physical property of Tulane University Special Collections. Copyright belongs to the creators or their legal heirs and assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or owner’s heir for permission to publish where Tulane University Special Collections does not hold the copyright. For further information, please contact Research Services at


129.49 Linear Feet (34 folders, 7 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged into six series: Series 1: Project Drawings, James Gallier, Sr. and Jr.; Series 2: Project Drawings, Henry Howard; Series 3: Project Drawings, Albert Diettel and Son; Series 4: Project Drawings, William Fitzner and Others; Series 5: Project Drawings, William A. Freret and Others; Series 6: Small Project Drawings, Scrapbook, and Drawing Instruments, James Gallier, Sr.

Existence and Location of Copies

Items in Series 1, 2, and 3 can be accessed remotely through the finding aid or by visiting the Architect's Eye digital collection at Tulane University Digital Library.

Digitization Note

This collection or portions of this collection have been digitized. Visit Tulane University Digital Library or contact TUSC Research Services at for more information.

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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US