Alexander Allison Photograph Collection
New Orleans Public Library

Public Buildings

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Thumbnail Series Subseries Image # (click to view) Allison's Description Date Additional Description Original Location
Public Buildings
Photograph 1 Old Sugar Refinery (gone) and Sugar Exchange 1920 The Sugar Exchange (now also gone) was on Front Street between Bienville and Conti; the Refinery occupied a number of squares between Bienville and Canal I 01
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Photograph 2 New Sugar Refinery 1925 American Sugar Refinery in Chalmette I 02
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Photograph 3 New Sugar Refinery 1920
I 03
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Photograph 3a New Sugar Refinery [error] ? Actually the U.S. Immigration Station in Algiers I 04
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Photograph 4 Old house near the New Sugar Refinery 1940 Three Oaks plantation home I 05
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Old plantation house, now Sugar Refinery office 1915-1920 MISSING PHOTOGRAPH I 06
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Photograph 5 St. Mary's School--Chartres & France (gone) 1949
I 07
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Photograph 6 Ruins of house where Pakenham died 1905-1915
I 08
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Photograph 7 Ruins of house where Pakenham died 1925-1930
I 09
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Photograph 8 Jackson Barracks 1910-1915
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Photograph 9 Jackson Barracks 1910-1915
II 02
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Photograph 10 Jackson Barracks 1910-1915
II 03
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Photograph 11 Jackson Barracks 1910-1915
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Photograph 12 Jackson Barracks 1910-1915
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Photograph 13 Jackson Barracks 1910-1915
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Photograph 14 Jackson Barracks 1950
II 07
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Photograph 15 City Hall 1910-1915
II 08
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Photograph 16 City Hall 1910-1915
II 09
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Photograph 17 New Orleans Public Library 1905-1910 On Camp Street at Lafayette Square II 10
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Photograph 18 New Orleans Public Library 1920-1930 At Lee Circle II 11
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Photograph 19 Howard Library--now WTPS FM 1905-1910 No longer home to WTPS II 12
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Photograph 20 Harmony Club--later Standard Oil 1920-1930
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Photograph 21 Charity Hospital, Ambulance house (gone) 1949
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Photograph 22 Orleans Club, St. Charles Avenue 1930
III 02
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Photograph 23 Lake side Carondelet, near Girod Street 1954/November 16 Scottish Rite Temple III 03
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Photograph 24 River side Carondelet, near Girod Street 1954/November 16
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Photograph 25 Sara Mayo Hospital, Jackson Avenue 1950
III 05
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Photograph 26 Kingsley House, an entrance 1950
III 06
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Photograph 27 Kingsley House, inside the walls 1950
III 07
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Photograph 28 International House 1950
III 08
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Photograph 29 International Trade Mart 1950
III 09
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Photograph 30 U.S. Custom House 1950
III 10
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Photograph 31 Kingsley House, the outside wall 1950
III 11
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Photograph 32 Jackson Barracks--Guard towers at main gate 1905-1915
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Photograph 33 Jackson Barracks--the new front wall built after the levee slide of 1921 1949
IV 02
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Photograph 34 Jackson Barracks--the new front wall built after the levee slide of 1921 1949
IV 03
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Photograph 35 Federal Building, uptown side of Lafayette Square 1948
IV 04
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Photograph 36 Post Office, river side of Lafayette Square 1948 Only partly visible to the right of the Henry Clay monument IV 05
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Photograph 37 Odd Fellows' Hall, river side of Lafayette Square 1905-1910 The center building is actually St. Patrick's Hall, the original home of New Orleans Public Library (Odd Fellows' Hall (Odd Fellows' Hall would have been to the left of St. Patrick's Hall, outside of the limits of this photograph IV 06
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Photograph 38 Orpheum Theatre 1948
IV 07
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Photograph 39 Bienville Hotel 1948
IV 08
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Photograph 40 Service Station, lower lake quarter, Lee Circle 1948
IV 09
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Photograph 41 Service Station, Chartres corner Ursulines 1948
IV 10
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Photograph 42 Washington Artillery Hall, St. Charles Street 1948
IV 11
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Photograph 43 Bienville Housing Project 1952/June Actually the Iberville project V 01
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Photograph 44 Charity Hospital 1952/June Viewed across Tulane Avenue from South Villere Street V 02
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Photograph 45 Charity Hospital and Veterans Hospital 1952 (late) VA Hospital is in foreground; Charity in background V 03
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Photograph 46 Charity Hospital & Veterans Hospital, Etc. 1952/June Viewed from South Robertson Street V 04
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Photograph 47 WTPS (formerly Howard Library) and Confederate Memorial 1953 (early) No longer home to WTPS V 05
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Photograph 48 Formerly Ballejo's Grocery--lower lake corner of Jackson and St. Charles Avenues 1954/February 22
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Photograph 49 Ruins of house where Pakenham died 1955/June 18
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Photograph 50 Ruins of house where Pakenham died 1955/June 18
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Photograph 51 Ruins of house where Pakenham died 1955/June 18
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Photograph 52 Jockey Club House 1955/June 11
V 10
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Photograph 53 Jockey Club House 1955/June 11
V 11
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Photograph 54 Jockey Club House 1955/June 11
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Photograph 55 P & Z Commission (Frank T. Howard residence) 1955/June 25 P&Z=Planning and Zoning. This is a view from the rear of the building VI 01
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Photograph 56 Old City Hall & No. 1 1957/May 1 No. 1=Planning and Zoning Commission building to the right of City Hall VI 02
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Photograph 57 Lafayette Square 1957/May 1
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Photograph 58 Down St. Charles from Lafayette Square 1957/May 1
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Photograph 59 View from my office in New City Hall from (about) NNE to (about) E 1957/May 1
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Photograph 60 View from my office in New City Hall from (about) NNE to (about) E 1957/May 1
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Photograph 61 View from my office in New City Hall from (about) NNE to (about) E 1957/May 1 Actually a view of City Hall from Poydras Street at street level VI 07
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Photograph 62 View from my office in New City Hall from (about) NNE to (about) E 1957/May 1 Shows the Louisiana State Office Building under construction VI 08
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Photograph 63 View from my office in New City Hall from (about) NNE to (about) E 1957/May 1
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Photograph 64 View from my office in New City Hall from (about) NNE to (about) E 1957/May 1
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Photograph 65 View from my office in New City Hall from (about) NNE to (about) E 1957/May 1 Allison's date for this and the next photograph (and possibly for others taken from his office) cannot be correct since there is snow on the ground, and snow did not fall until February 1958 VI 11
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Photograph 66 View from my office in New City Hall from (about) NNE to (about) E 1957/May 1
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