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Peter Torre Papers

Identifier: SEAA-011

Scope and Contents

This collection of papers, from New Orleans architect Peter Torre, Jr. (1880-1953), mostly consists of drawings: student projects, life sketches, project specifications, and a design for a country house. Property records, personal photographs, and a memorial certificate are also maintained.


  • 1892-1916


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

Biographical / Historical

Torre worked during the early part of the 20th century, practicing from 1910 to 1921 with another New Orleans architect, William T. Nolan (1887-1969).


4.62 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 folder)

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This collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Project Drawing, Property Records, and Family Photographs; Series 2: Project Plan, Student Drawings, and Personal Memorial.

Custodial History

Records from Torre’s architectural office were stored in the attic of the family home, 2257 Bayou Road, New Orleans. The home and its contents came into the possession of his daughter, Venetia Torre, after his death. She bequeathed the home to the Louisiana Landmarks Society, which in turn gave the records to Tulane.

Related Materials

Additional project drawings by Torre, particularly during the Nolan and Torre partnership, are maintained in the William T. Nolan Office Records (SEAA-052).
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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