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A. Hays Town Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-061

Scope and Contents

This collection includes project drawings for academic, civic, religious, residential, and transport buildings, which were taken from Baton Rouge architect A. Hays Town (1903-2001)'s office and predecessor office, Overstreet and Town (Noah Webster Overstreet [b. 1898] of Jackson, Mississippi [partnership active 1931-1939]).


  • 1937-1955


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

During the earlier part of his career, Town designed a number of important public buildings in the International style including East Baton Rouge Airport and Iberia Parish Court House, both in Louisiana. He was also prolific in designing residential projects in traditional Louisiana styles.


40.00 Linear Feet (12 folders)

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This collection is arranged by project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records were given by A. Hays Town to Tulane in 1984.

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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