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Toledano, Wogan, and Bernard Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-049

Scope and Contents

This collection of records from the New Orleans architectural office of Toledano, Wogan, and Bernard (Albert Toledano, 1859-1923; Victor Wogan, 1870-1953; Joseph George Bernard, 1888-1980), as well as records from successor offices, includes project drawings, specifications, professional correspondence, photographs, and renderings related to residential, commercial, educational, religious, social, and institutional buildings and additions. Projects were done in New Orleans, throughout Louisiana, and a few cities throughout the United States.


  • 1893–1972


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

With predecessor and successor offices, the firm of Toledano, Wogan, and Bernard practiced in New Orleans for 70 years, designing notable buildings in the city and throughout Louisiana. Major commissions include the Monteleone Hotel, the B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 30, St. Anthony of Padua church and school, and the buildings of the first campus of Xavier University.

Office chronology: Toledano and Wogan (1898-1914); Toledano, Wogan, and Bernard (1914-1923); Wogan and Bernard (1923-1946; 1949-1953); Wogan, Bernard, and de la Vergne (1946-1949) (Jules K. de la Vergne, 1911-1975); Bernard and Bernard (1953-1968) (Joseph Grima Bernard, 1921-2010).


647.34 Linear Feet (199 folders, 10 boxes)

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This collection is arranged into four series: Series 1: Project Drawings; Series 2: Project Correspondence; Series 3: Project Photographs, Mounted Renderings, and Diplomas; Series 4: Bound Ledgers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records were given by Joseph George Bernard and Joseph Grima Bernard to Tulane in 1975. Additional Toledano and Wogan, and Toledano and Reusch drawings were given by Jeff Bernard in 2016.

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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