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Phoenix Utility Company records

Identifier: LaRC-228

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of 19 centimeter x 24 centimeter photographs relating to New Orleans building projects of the Phoenix Utility Company during the 1920s. These feature the construction of the Market St. Steam Electric Station Extension and they depict not only buildings and utility construction details, but also laborers. Also included in this collection are handwritten and typed daily work journals with charts, diagrams, and descriptions of public works projects. The journals, kept by Edmund B. Martin, engineer, give details of cost, labor, materials, and work done for various underground projects.


  • 1924-1927


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

The Phoenix Building Company of New Orleans worked on the construction of the Market Street Steam Electric Station extension as well as many underground projects.


1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by medium, then chronologically. The collection consists of two boxes. It is 1 linear foot.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Edmund B. Martin. Date acquired: 10/01/1974.

Other Descriptive Information

OCLC Number: 427651178

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1973 and reprocess in 2004 by Melissa Smith.

Archon Finding Aid Title
Jazmin Smith
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US