New Orleans Architecture – 99 Selected Structures

New Orleans Architecture – 99 Selected Structures

69 272 3Sad but true, New Orleans’ enviable architectural legacy is routinely overshadowed by its unequaled traditions of Jazz music and decadent cuisine. From December 2014 until May of 2015 we here at I♥DM enjoyed the awe-inspiring privilege of living and working in the heart of downtown New Orleans, only a 30 2single 67 2block from the world-famous French Quarter, and let us tell you, dear readers, New Orleans’ inventory of significant buildings is no joke, and far more impressive than that of the vast majority of other American cities around the same size. During our five-month stay in the Crescent City we managed to amass a photo 43 226 2file of nearly 100 structures we found compelling enough to share here with you. Admittedly, we barely scratched the surface. Our library of images represents a mere fraction of all there is to see, architecturally speaking, in this city so famed for its above-ground cemeteries and wrought iron balconies. Though our explorations focused primarily upon the Central Business District and the French Quarter, we ventured into numerous outlying neighborhoods and even a handful of nearby suburbs to fill out our collection. In the final analysis, it was our investigations into New Orleans’ architectural history, more than any other field of research, that informed us most fully of the Big Easy’s singular place in American history. ~I♥DM

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1. St. Stephen Church (1888; steeple 1906)

1025 Napoleon Ave

Touro

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2. Lafayette Cemetery #1 (1833)

Original cemetery plan by Pierre Benjamin Buisson

1416-1498 Washington Ave

Garden District

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3. St. Mary’s Assumption Church (1860)

923 Josephine St

Lower Garden District

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4. St. Alphonsus Church (1858)

Louis L. Long

2030 Constance St

Lower Garden District

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5. The Mississippi River and Greater New Orleans Bridges No.1 (1954-58) & No.2 (1981-88) aka the “Crescent City Connection”

Modjeski & Masters, Inc. [both spans]

Bridging the Mississippi River between the Central Business District & Algiers

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6. Woodward Wight & Co. Building (1912)

Andrew Higgins @ Constance St

Central Business District

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7. The National World War II Museum Expansion Buildings (2009)

Voorsanger Mathes LLC

Andrew Higgins @ Magazine St

Central Business District

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8. Confederate Memorial Hall (1891)

Sully & Toledano + Stone Brothers [portico & tower, 1908]

929 Camp St

Central Business District

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9. Howard Memorial Library aka Patrick F. Taylor Library (1888)

Henry Hobson Richardson

Camp St @ Andrew Higgins

Central Business District

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10. Robert E. Lee Memorial (1884)

Alexander Doyle, sculptor

Lee Circle

Central Business District

(Editor’s Note 3-20-2019: Robert E. Lee statue removed by City of New Orleans, 5-19-2017)

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11. L.E. Rabouin Memorial School (1937)

E.A. Christy

727 Carondelet St

Central Business District

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12. Scottish Rite Temple (1853)

Originally built as a Methodist church. Local architect Sam Stone, Jr. managed this structure’s 1906 conversion into a Scottish Rite Temple.

619 Carondelet St

Central Business District

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13. URS Building (c.1920s)

600 Carondelet @ Lafayette St

Central Business District

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14. Commercial Auto Showroom (c.1900-1910)

618 Baronne St

Central Business District

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15.  Merganthaler Linotype Company Building (1911)

Diboll, Owen & Goldstein

549 Baronne St

Central Business District

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16. Commercial Building (????)

Approximately 525 Baronne St

Central Business District

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17. Energy Centre (1984)

HKS Inc.

1100 Poydras @ Loyola Ave

Central Business District

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18. Benson Tower (1989)

Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, now known as HOK

1450 Poydras St

Central Business District

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19. Smoothie King Center aka New Orleans Arena (1999)

Arthur Q. Davis, FAIA & Partners

1501 Dave Dixon Dr

Central Business District

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20. Lousiana Superdome (1975)

Curtis & Davis

1500 Sugar Bowl Drive

Central Business District

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21. Le Pavillon Hotel (1907)

Toledano & Wogan with Rathbone E. DeBuys

833 Poydras @ Baronne St

Central Business District

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22. One Shell Square (1972)

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

701 Poydras @ St. Charles Ave

Central Business District

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23. Pan American Life Center (1980)

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

601 Poydras @ Camp St

Central Business District

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24. Whitney Hotel (1910)

Diboll, Owen & Goldstein

610 Poydras @ Camp St

Central Business District

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25. Poydras Center (1983) [entry #24, Whitney Hotel, is shown in foreground]

Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart & Stewart

650 Poydras St

Central Business District

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26. Gallier Hall (1853)

James Gallier, Sr.

545 St. Charles @ Lafayette St

Central Business District

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27. Soule College (1902)

601 St. Charles @ Lafayette St

Central Business District

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28. F. Edward Hebert Federal Building & U.S. Post Office (1914)

Hale & Rogers

600 S. Maestri @ Camp St

Central Business District

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29. St. Patrick’s Church (1840)

Dakin Brothers + James Gallier, Sr.

724 Camp St

Central Business District

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30. John Minor Wisdom United States Court Of Appeals Building (1915)

Hale & Rogers

600 Camp @ Lafayette St

Central Business District

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31. “Newspaper Row” Buildings (c. mid-1800s)

328-338 Camp St

Central Business District

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32. Eugene Dietzgen Company Building (????)

318 Camp St

Central Business District

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33. Commercial Building (1841)

James Williamson, builder

300 Camp @ Gravier St

Central Business District

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34. Restaurant August (c. 1870)

301 Tchoupitoulas @ Gravier St

Central Business District

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35. World Trade Center New Orleans (1967)

Edward Durell Stone

2 Canal St

Central Business District

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36. Harrah’s Casino (1999)

Byron J. Stewart & Associates

4-8 Canal St

Central Business District

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37. The Pelham Hotel (1881)

A.F. Wrotnowski & Thomas W. Carter

444 Common @ Magazine St

Central Business District

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38. Katz & Barnett Office Building (c. 1880)

Henry Howard

220 Camp St

Central Business District

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39. Merchants Mutual Building (1859)

W.A. Freret, Jr.

622 Canal St

Central Business District

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40. Rubinstein’s Jewelry (c. 1860-1870)

640 Canal St

Central Business District

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41. New Orleans National Bank Building (1888)

Thomas Sully

201 Camp @ Common St

Central Business District

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42. Norman Mayer Memorial Building (1900)

Andry & Bendernagel

211 Camp St

Central Business District

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43. Teutonia Insurance Co. Building (c. late 1880s)

217 Camp St

Central Business District

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44. International House (1906)

Allison Owen, Sr.

221 Camp @ Gravier St

Central Business District

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45. Whitney National Bank Safe Deposit Vaults Building (1888)

Sully & Toledano

619 Gravier St

Central Business District

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46. Place St. Charles aka Capitol One Tower (1984)

Moriyama & Teshima

201 St. Charles Ave

Central Business District

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47. Bank of Louisiana Building (1855)

Gallier & Turpin

300 St. Charles @ Gravier St

Central Business District

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48. United Fruit Company Building (1920)

Allison Owen, Sr.

321 St. Charles @ Union St

Central Business District

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49. Hilton New Orleans aka Masonic Building (1926)

Sam Stone, Jr. & Co.

333 St. Charles @ Perdido St

Central Business District

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50. Factor’s Row (1858)

Lewis Reynolds

407 Carondelet @ Perdido St

Central Business District

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51. Western Union Telegraph Building (1927)

William Welles Bosworth

334-340 Carondelet @ Perdido St

Central Business District

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52. New Hibernia Bank Building (????)

325 Carondelet @ Union St

Central Business District

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53. Hibernia Tower (1921)

Favrot & Livaudais

812 Gravier @ Carondelet St

Central Business District

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54. The Watch & Clock Shop (c. late 1860s)

James Gallier, Jr., presumed

824 Gravier St

Central Business District

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55. Singha Thai Cafe (c. late 1860s)

James Gallier, Jr., presumed

828 Gravier St

Central Business District

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56. First National Bank of Commerce Building (1927)

Emile Weil

210 Baronne @ Common St

Central Business District

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57. The Hennen Building aka Maritime Building (1895)

Sully & Toledano

800 Common @ Carondelet St

Central Business District

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58. New Orleans Cotton Exchange Building (1921)

Favrot & Livaudais

231 Carondelet @ Gravier St

Central Business District

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59. Hampton Inn (c.1903)

Daniel Burnham

226 Carondelet @ Gravier St

Central Business District

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60. American Bank & Trust Company Building (1929)

Moise H. Goldstein

200 Carondelet @ Common St

Central Business District

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61. Chateau Tao Spa (c. 1890)

140 Carondelet St

Central Business District

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62. Commercial Buildings (c. 1870-1910)

Central Business District

710-730 Canal St

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63. Jesuit Church of New Orleans aka Immaculate Conception (1929)

Original 1857 church designed by the Reverend John Cambiaso with architect T.E. Giraud. Nearly identical 1929 rebuild utilized some materials salvaged from original and was supervised by Toledano, Wogan & Bernard.

132 Baronne St

Central Business District

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64. Jesuit Church of New Orleans Rectory (c.1899)

130 Baronne St

Central Business District

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65. The Roosevelt New Orleans aka Hotel Grunewald (1893)

Toledano & Wogan

130 Roosevelt Way

Central Business District

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66. Orpheum Theatre (1918)

G. Albert Lansburgh

129 Roosevelt Way

Central Business District

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67. The Saint Hotel (1909)

931 Canal @ Burgundy St

French Quarter

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68. Kress Building (1912)

Emile Weil

Approximately 925 Canal St

French Quarter

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69. Ritz-Carlton New Orleans aka Maison Blanche Department Store (1909)

Stone Brothers

921 Canal @ Dauphine St

French Quarter

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70. Second City Criminal Court & Third Precinct Police Station (1915)

410 Chartres @ Bienville

French Quarter

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71. Hotel Monteleone (1908)

Toledano & Wogan

214 Royal St

French Quarter

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72. Louisiana Supreme Court Building (1910)

Brown, Brown & Marye

400 Royal @ Conti St

French Quarter

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73. Jax Brewery Building (1891; major additions and alterations in 1902)

Dietrich Einsiedel

620 Decatur @ St. Peter St

French Quarter

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74. Cabildo Building [Left] (1799! mansard roof added at unknown later date); Gilberto Guillemard; Chartres @ St. Peter St

75. St. Louis Cathedral [Center] (1851); J.N.B. de Pouilly, et. al.; 615 Pere Antoine Alley

76. The Presbytère [Right] (1813!), Gilberto Guillemard, Chartres @ St. Ann St

Preceding three entries all located in the French Quarter

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77. Lower Pontalba Building (1850-51)

Baroness Micaëla Almonester-Pontalba with James Gallier, Sr., Henry Howard & Samuel Stewart, builder

500 Block of St. Ann between Chartres & Decatur Streets

French Quarter

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78. Preservation Hall (c.1816!)

Gurlie & Guillot

726 St. Peter St

French Quarter

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79. Don Manuel Lanzos Residence aka Madame John’s Legacy (1788!)

Robert Jones, builder

632 Dumaine St

French Quarter

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80.  Private Residence aka “Casa De Felicidad” (c.1880)

716 Dumaine St

French Quarter

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81. Private Residence (c.1898)

729 Dumaine St

French Quarter

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82. Private Residences (c.1850)

917 Dumaine St

French Quarter

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83. Private Residences (c.1890)

922-928 Dumaine St

French Quarter

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84. Gabriel Peyroux House (1770!; originally built with timber framing on Bayou St. John; dismantled, moved and rebuilt at present site in bricks-between-posts style by Maurice Milon in 1781)

Gabriel Peyroux de la Roche Molive & Maurice Milon, builders

901 Burgundy @ Dumaine St

French Quarter

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85. Tennessee Williams Residence (1835)

1014 Dumaine St

French Quarter

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86. Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop (c. 1722-1732!!)

Nicolas Touze, builder

941 Bourbon @ St. Phillip St

French Quarter

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87. Le Carpentier-Beauregard-Keyes House (1826)

Francois Correjolles

1113 Chartres St

French Quarter

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88. Jesuit High School – Palmyra Street Wing Addition (1953)

Wogan & Bernard; Corrado Parducci, architectural sculptor

4133 Banks St [best viewed from Solomon & Palmyra St]

Mid-City

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89. New Orleans Museum of Art (1911)

Samuel A. Marx

1 Collins Diboll Cir

City Park

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90. Conservatory Of The Two Sisters (c. 1936)

Richard Koch

Approximately 5 Victory Ave

City Park

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91. Fair Grounds Race Course (race course 1852; grandstand 1997)

1751 Gentilly Blvd

Fairgrounds

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92. Kermit’s Treme Mother-In-Law Lounge (????)

1500 N. Claiborne Ave @ Columbus St

Seventh Ward

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93. Habitat For Humanity Musicians Village (2006-2007)

1800 Block of Bartholomew St

St. Claude

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Entries #94 through #99 are located outside of New Orleans’ city limits:

94. Chalmette Monument (built to an incomplete 56 feet between 1855 and 1859; approximately 45 to 50 additional feet added and tower capped in 1908)

Newton Richards

8606 W. St. Bernard Hwy

Chalmette, Louisiana

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95. Malus-Beauregard House (c.1833)

8606 W. St. Bernard Hwy

Chalmette, Louisiana

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96. Madonna Manor / Hope Haven Dormitory (1932)

Diboll & Owen

1101 Barataria Blvd

Marrero, Louisiana

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97. Madonna Manor / Hope Haven Chapel (1941)

Diboll & Owen

1101 Barataria Blvd

Marrero, Louisiana

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98. Madonna Manor School (1932)

Diboll & Owen

Approximately 1151 Barataria Blvd

Marrero, Louisiana

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99. New Orleans Zephyrs Baseball Stadium (1997)

HOK Sport, now known as Populous

6000 Airline Dr

Metairie, Louisiana

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Dale Carlson

Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.