Louisiana Division/City Archives
New Orleans Public Library

Sources for Researching the History of Your House (Or Other Building) in New Orleans

Comptroller's Office

New Orleans (La.) Comptroller's Office. Annual/Semi-Annual Reports, 1853 --
The published semi-annual reports of the Comptroller during the nineteenth century contained fairly detailed reports of municipal expenditures, some of which provide information on specific structures, mainly public buildings. In the first half of 1856, for example, there was recorded a payment to Pelanne Brothers for repairs made to the iron columns of the Vegetable Market in the French Market complex. In most cases reference is made to the ordinance that appropriated the expended funds. Sometimes these ordinances include additional details on the project.
(CB200 1853 --)

More detailed information on Comptroller's reports prior to 1863 can be found online at neworleanspubliclibrary.org/inv/neh/nehcb.htm.

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