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H.L. Burton Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-014

Scope and Contents

This collection of records from Hayward L. Burton (1867-1953)'s office, as well as records from predecessor and successor offices, largely consists of project drawings and specifications for commercial, institutional, residential, and social projects across Louisiana and throughout the United States. Slight professional correspondence is also maintained.


  • 1899-1946


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

Hayward Logan Burton was born in Mississippi City, Mississippi. He apprenticed with New Orleans architect Thomas Sully (1855-1939). He eventually partnered with Sully, Albert Toledano (1859-1923), and Samuel Stone, Jr. (1869-1933), forming Sully, Burton, and Stone Company. In 1899, Burton partnered with architect Theodore Oscar Fraenkel, and then with Albert S. Bendernagel.

Office chronology: Burton and Fraenkel (1899-1901) (Theodore O. Fraenkel, 1857-1924); Hayward Burton (1902-1914); Burton and Bendernagel (1914-1922) (Albert Bendernagel, 1876-1952); H.L. Burton (1922-1953).


109.50 Linear Feet (32 folders, 1 box, 1 small tube)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Project Drawings; Series 2: Project Specifications and Related Materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records were placed with the Manuscripts Department (now the Louisiana Research Collection, LaRC) of the Tulane Library in 1956 by Emily Burton Lewis. Records were transferred to SEAA in 1980.

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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