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Latter & Blum Building

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Identification

Latter & Blum Building
Hennen Building, Canal Commercial Bank Building, Maritime Building
138498

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
applied masonry
neo-classicism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The Maritime Building is the oldest and first skyscraper in New Orleans, completed in July 1895.
  • The 11th floor was added in 1922 after the building was purchased by Canal Commercial Bank.
  • The two story base was remodeled with arched openings by the architect Emile Weil in the early 1920s.
  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
  • Tallest building in New Orleans from 1895-1904; surpassed by the Hampton Inn New Orleans Downtown.
  • Purchased in November 2006 with plans for a $34 million makeover into 108 rental apartments and retail space.
  • As part of the proposed renovations, a 12th floor would be added containing four large apartments, two imperial pools, a fitness center, sauna and hot tub.

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Location

203-213 Carondelet Street
800-814 Common Street
203 Carondelet Street
70130
New Orleans
Louisiana
U.S.A.

Technical Data

158.00 ft
158.00 ft
140.00 ft
11
1893
1895

Involved Companies

Sully & Toledano

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • National landmark
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