E. F. Sporl Office Records
Scope and Contents
This collection of records from New Orleans architect Edward F. Sporl (1881-1956)'s office, as well as records from predecessor and successor offices, include project drawings and specifications for institutional, commercial, and residential commissions; yacht drawings; and professional correspondence.
- Sporl, Edward F., 1881-1956 (Person)
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 email@example.com.
Biographical / Historical
Edward F. Sporl started his career as a draftsman for New Orleans architect Thomas Sully in the early 1900s. He became a prolific designer of commercial and residential structures in New Orleans and the Gulf South region. He designed Gentilly Terrace homes for New Orleans developers Bacchich and DeMontluzin.
Office chronology: Dannenmann and Charlton Company (1904-1905) (Frank Dannenmann, fl.1905) (John F. Charlton, 1869-1952); Terry and Sporl (1906) (Cecil M. Terry, fl.1900); E.F. Sporl (1907-1910; 1912-1915; 1929-1946; Charlton-Sporl Company (1912-1915); Mason and Sporl (1926-1928); Sporl and Maxwell (1946-1952) (Murvan M. Maxwell 1910-2002).
237.96 Linear Feet (70 folders, 1 box)
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Project Drawings; Series 2: Project Specifications, Correspondence, and Shop Drawings.
Drawings were generated and preserved by Sporl over the course of his career. At the time of his death, they were still in the office of his last partner, Murvan “Scotty” Maxwell. With Maxwell’s consent, Sporl’s son Edward F. Sporl, Jr. removed a majority of the drawings in 1984 and gave them to SEAA. Additional items were received with the donation of records from the office of Maxwell and LeBreton in 1988.
- Architecture -- Louisiana -- New Orleans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Architecture -- United States -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Buildings -- Designs and plans Subject Source: Fast
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