“New Orleans is one of America’s richest architectural possessions . . . these architecture books lay a solid foundation in the field, are a great gift to general historians, and, as the authors hoped, have contributed immeasurably to the maintenance of extant architectural treasures.”
—The New Republic
“This series . . . is the most comprehensive study of any American city.”
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Probably no other works have ever so well documented a city.”
This volume of the acclaimed series focuses on the bustling area of New Orleans presently known as the Central Business District. According to the editors, the book is designed to serve as a handbook for modern-day renovation and restoration.
The primary source for material in the volume was the New Orleans Notorial Archives, which contain thousands of architectural drawings and original specifications of many buildings included in the book. The 256-page volume features more than 500 photographs, including 22 original watercolor drawings in full color.