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Historic preservation

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Collection of Louisiana Drawings

Identifier: SEAA-013
Scope and Contents This collection includes measured drawings (both originals and copies) for Louisiana plantations and early New Orleans buildings, made as documentation for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) for the U.S. National Parks Service. The earlier drawings from the 1930s are mostly half-sized blue line prints of the originals, which are housed with the official HABS records at the Library of Congress. Much of this work was done under the direction of New Orleans architect, Richard Koch...
Dates: 1930s-2002

Koch and Wilson Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-003
Scope and Contents

This collection of records, from New Orleans architectural office Koch and Wilson, includes project drawings, specifications, and professional correspondence (with attached photographs and contracts) regarding business, commercial, educational, medical, and residential buildings and additions. Projects were done in New Orleans, throughout Louisiana, and a few cities throughout the United States.

Dates: 1916-1980s

Louisiana Historic Sites Material Collection

Identifier: SEAA-012
Scope and Contents This collection includes original maps prepared by Bernard Lemann (1905-2001), for his 1967 Historic Areas and Structures survey of historic buildings and areas of Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Area maps of the city show individual properties, which were color-coded to indicate relative importance. The survey was prepared as part of the Community Renewal Project for the New Orleans City Planning Commission. Included is a photographic supplement, with photos taken by Elizabeth “Betsy” Swanson,...
Dates: 1968-1975

Louisiana Landmarks Society Records

Identifier: SEAA-038
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, minutes, announcements, and photographic prints collected by the society. Photographs of Pontchartrain Beach Amusement Park in New Orleans, circa 1982 to 1983, were taken before its demolition by an unidentified photographer; these are maintained within the materials. Photographers include G. Wilson Small, Jr., Ronald J. Caire, Tebbs and Knell, and Betsy Swanson.

Dates: 1940–2004

Richard Koch Papers and Photographs

Identifier: SEAA-080
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographic negatives and contact prints of architectural subjects, made by New Orleans architect Richard Koch (1889-1971). The majority of negatives show historic architecture of Louisiana, but there are also views of buildings in the American Northeast, Europe, and elsewhere. Negatives are mostly 4" x 5". Louisiana negatives were mostly made during the 1930s and 1940s in connection with Koch’s work as head of the Louisiana Division of the Historic American...
Dates: 1882–1960

San Francisco Plantation House Measured Drawings Collection

Identifier: SEAA-087
Scope and Contents

This collection includes measured drawings, which were prepared for the restoration of San Francisco Plantation House in St. James Parish, Louisiana (1974-1976) by Koch and Wilson, Architects, New Orleans.

Dates: 1974-1976