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Architecture -- Louisiana -- New Orleans

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

AIA New Orleans Chapter Women's Auxiliary Records

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-108
Scope and Contents

This collection of records from the Women’s Auxiliary of the New Orleans Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, founded in 1947 and now defunct, includes meeting minutes, activity announcements, photographs, and other memorabilia. A majority of the records are in relation to the Beaux Arts Ball, an event held annually to raise money to fund a travel scholarship in the Tulane School of Architecture. The auxiliary dissolved in 1988.

Dates: 1947–1987

Allison Owen, Sr. Drawings Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-107
Scope and Contents

This collection of original drawings, by New Orleans architect Allison Owen, Sr. (1869-1951), mostly includes charcoal sketches made while studying at Tulane University in the late 1880s. Sketches are mostly of plaster casts of classical statuary and architectural fragments. There are also two watercolor drawings of designs for the Confederate Memorial Hall on Camp Street in New Orleans.

Dates: 1880s–1890s

American Institute of Architects New Orleans Chapter Records

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-047
Scope and Contents

This collection of records from the New Orleans Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA founded 1857; New Orleans Chapter founded 1910) includes membership rosters, correspondence of officers, publications, photographic prints used in the 1959 AIA publication A Guide to Architecture of New Orleans, 1699-1959, by Samuel Wilson, Jr., and negatives of copy photographs used for a 1957 AIA exhibition A Century of Architecture in New Orleans.

Dates: 1926–1980

Arthur M. Owen Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-165
Scope and Contents

This collection includes eleven sheets of project drawings from Arthur M. Owen, for 1980 alterations to the Orpheum Theater at 129 University Place, New Orleans, Louisiana. Mylar copies of original 1918 Orpheum plans by architect Sam Stone, Jr. are also maintained.

Dates: 1918; 1980

Benson and Riehl Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-044
Scope and Contents

This collection of records from New Orleans architects Benson and Riehl (Herbert A. Benson, 1888-1961; George J. Riehl, 1899-1973)'s office, as well as records from predecessor and successor offices, includes drawings, photographs, and presentation renderings for commercial, residential, and social projects in New Orleans, across Louisiana, and throughout the United States.

Dates: 1922–1974

Bernard Lemann papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-237
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of academic and personal papers of Tulane Professor of Architecture, Bernard Lemann. Included are correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts of reports, galley proofs, handwritten notes, and other research, photocopies, printed material, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1936-1981

C. Milo Williams Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-149
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographic negatives placed on glass plates, which were made by New Orleans architect and amateur photographer C. Milo Williams (1867-1954). Negatives are mostly 8” x 10” in size. Tulane created prints of many negatives in the early 1970s, which are included within the collection. Photographs include members of Williams’ family; landscape views of New Orleans, other areas in Louisiana, and South America; and architecture in New Orleans and elsewhere. Most...
Dates: 1890s–1910; 1970

Collection of Louisiana Architecture Building Specifications

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-092
Scope and Contents

This artificial collection comprises original handwritten and typescript specifications for building projects, namely residences, hotels, and businesses in Louisiana, which were transferred from the Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC). Some buildings and architects are identified, others are not.

Dates: 1850s–1938

Collection of Louisiana Architecture Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-097
Scope and Contents

This articifial collection includes original photographic prints that show Louisiana architectural subjects, and include buildings in or near New Orleans, Louisiana. Works by J.D. Edwards, Reverend C. Booker, and Theodore Lilienthal are maintained.

Dates: 1850s–1960s

Collection of Tulane University Building Plans

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-137
Scope and Contents This collection includes project drawings for buildings on the campus of Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, which are divided into three groups. The first group comprises the first phase of construction on the campus from 1893 to 1894, which were designed by the New Orleans firm of Harrod and Andry (Benjamin Morgan Harrod, 1837-1912; Paul Andry, 1868-1946). The second comprises buildings built from 1901 to 1912, which were designed by by the New Orleans firm of Andry and Bendernagel...
Dates: 1891-1959

Concordia Architects Drawings Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-057
Scope and Contents

This collection includes project drawings for the Goldring-Woldenberg Hall of the A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. The building was designed by Concordia Architects of New Orleans in 1985-1986.

Dates: 1985-1986

Diboll and Owen, Limited Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-134
Scope and Contents This collection of records, from New Orleans architects Diboll and Owen, Limited (Collins Cere Diboll, Sr., 1869-1936; Allison Owen, Sr., 1869-1951), includes a few original tracings and blueprints for project drawings featuring New Orleans buildings. Drawings for the former New Orleans Public Library at Lee Circle, Milne Boys Home, Orleans Parish Criminal Courts Building, and First Methodist Church are maintained. Plans for the Calliope and Lafitte public housing projects were produced in...
Dates: 1906–1972

E. F. Sporl Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-015
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.

Dates: 1904-1935

Emile Weil Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-082
Scope and Contents

This collection of records, from the office of noted New Orleans architect Emile Weil (1878-1945), includes various project drawings of academic, business, commercial, and residential buildings. Projects include Touro Synagogue, Canal Commercial Trust Company Building, and the Saenger Theater, New Orleans. Research files concerning Weil’s professional career, as compiled by his daughter Isabel Weil Kohlmeyer, are also maintained.

Dates: 1918-1980

Favrot and Livaudais Drawings Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-120
Scope and Contents This collection includes project drawings from the New Orleans architectural office, Favrot and Livaudais (Charles Favrot, 1866-1939); Louis A. Livaudais, 1870-1932). A set of copy prints for the New Orleans Municipal Auditorium, an original rendering for additions to the Hutchinson Memorial of Tulane University Medical School, a front elevation drawing for 4717 St. Charles Avenue, and drawings for alterations (in 1908) for 2833 St. Charles Avenue, a mid-19th century residence in New...
Dates: 1908–1975

Francis J. MacDonnell Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-129
Scope and Contents

This collection includes project drawings, from New Orleans architect Francis J. MacDonnell (1872-1929), for the First Baptist Church building (3436 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA) and drawings for the E.T. Barry residence (447 Audubon Street, New Orleans).

Dates: 1908–1917; Undated

Frank H. Boatner Collection of Louisiana Architecture Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-150
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 16” x 20” copy photographic prints of New Orleans and Louisiana architectural subjects. Photos date to late 19th century through 1960s and consist of a set of 10 volumes for New Orleans, and 9 volumes for Louisiana plantation houses and subjects outside New Orleans.

Dates: Late 19th century – 1960s

Freret and Wolf Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-040
Scope and Contents This collection of records from New Orleans architectural firm Freret and Wolf (Douglass V. Freret, 1903-1973; Albert J. Wolf, 1914-2004), as well as records from predecessor office Douglass V. Freret, includes project drawings, correspondence, and photographs related to academic, commercial, medical, office, religous, and residential buildings and alterations. Projects were done in New Orleans, throughout Louisiana, and in cities throughout the United States. Small travel sketches created...
Dates: 1905–1980

Harry L. Moses Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-006
Scope and Contents

This collection of records, from New Orleans interior designer Harry L. Moses' office, mostly includes professional project drawings of business, commercial, and residential buildings and alterations. Projects were done in New Orleans, throughout Louisiana, and a few cities throughout the United States. Scattered correspondence and specifications are also maintained.

Dates: 1899-1927

Henry Krotzer, Jr. Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-118
Scope and Contents

This collection of records from New Orleans architect Henry Krotzer, Jr. (1926-2012)'s office includes project drawings and correspondence done under his own name. Drawings and correspondence range from the late 1980s through the 2000s. Commissions include many consultations for the Hermann-Grima House in New Orleans, other cultural institutions, residences and plantations, and religious and medical buildings.

Dates: 1980s–2000s

Howard "Cole" Coleman Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-110
Scope and Contents

This collection of photographic prints, made by New Orleans photographer Howard “Cole” Coleman (1883-1969), includes views of Louisiana architecture, particularly New Orleans buildings and plantation houses outside New Orleans. Views of Mardi Gras/Carnival, Louisiana, other personages, and other subjects are also maintained. Prints are gelatin silver, 8” x 10”, and are organized by volume.

Dates: 1958-1960s

Howard Memorial Library Plans Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-142
Scope and Contents

This collection includes blueprint copies of original 1886 drawings for Howard Memorial Library, New Orleans, Louisiana, by Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886) of Boston, architect. Blueprint copies for shelving in the library’s annex from the 1930s, and an original 1932 drawing by Clare Hightower for a garden (intended for the space later occupied by the annex, but likely unexecuted) are also maintained.

Dates: 1886-1930s

Irish Channel architectural survey

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-505
Scope and Contents The collection is a survey of the New Orleans, Louisiana neighborhood known as the Irish Channel, an area which is bounded by Philip, Delachaise, and Constance Streets and the Mississippi River. For each of the approximately 3,600 housing units, there is a 5 x 8 inch printed form with handwritten notes regarding: street, number, original use, present use, style/type, materials, architectural/historical rating, physical condition, number and kind of trees, general comments and negative...
Dates: 1974-1976

James Dakin papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-286
Scope and Contents The collection is primarily made up of correspondence of James H. Dakin and his family. Dakin was a prominent architect who designed many significant structures in New Orleans, including the University of Louisiana during the mid nineteenth century, which would later become part of Tulane University. There is an 1843-1845 minute book of the Louisiana Volunteer Regiment kept by Dakin. Also included is reference material used by author Arthur Scully, Jr. to write James Dakin, Architect-His...
Dates: 1816-1973; Other: Majority of material found in 1816-1850

Lane Cotton Mills Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-154
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a foundation plan, dated 1892, and two letters from builders Charles Garvey and O’Neil and Koch, dated 1892 and 1893, concerning proposals for constructing an addition to the Lane Cotton Mills building, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dates: 1892-1893

Martin Shepard Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-109
Scope and Contents

This collection of records from New Orleans architect Martin Shepard (1875-1962)'s office, as well as Shepard and Riblet, includes project drawings for residences, businesses, and various schools. Projects were done in New Orleans, as well as throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. Professional and personal correspondence and specifications are also maintained.

Dates: 1909–1930s

Maurice Heullant papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-698
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of drawings, designs, and stencils for woodcarving; blueprints for specific architectural commissions; photographs; handwritten letters; notes; pamphlets; stationery; postmarked envelopes; clippings; photocopies of clippings; and a certificate as well as other material collected by Maurice Heullant. Also included are two issues of the journal Art & décoration (November 1929 and April 1930).

Dates: 1929-1970

Maurice Singer Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-136
Scope and Contents

This collection of records from New Orleans architect Maurice Singer (1922-1980)'s office, as well as those from Pique and Singer (Harold E. Pique 1921-2001), includes mostly residential projects and some small commercial structures. New Orleans encompasses the majority of projects, but buildings throughout Louisiana are also reflected.

Dates: 1950s–1980

Michael Barba New Orleans Doorway Photographs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-119
Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographic prints of typical New Orleans doorways, made by Tulane University architecture student, Michael Barba, in 1987. Prints are black and white gelatin silver prints, 6” x 9” in size, with specific sites in New Orleans unidentified. Photographs were made by Barba as partial credit for a course in the Tulane School of Architecture taught by Milton G. Scheurermann, Jr.

Dates: 1987

Nathaniel C. Curtis, Sr. Drawing Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-114
Scope and Contents

This collection includes drawings by New Orleans architect and educator Nathaniel C. Curtis, Sr. (1881-1953), which were mostly made as illustrations for his book New Orleans, Its Old Houses, Shops, and Public Buildings (Philadelphia, 1927). Among the drawings is the original map reproduced as a fold-out insert in the volume. His diplomas are also maintained.

Dates: 1920s–1930s