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Survey

Surveys were conducted of areas that have been designated as Historic Districts and of areas considered for distinction as a Historic District, but not yet so designated. This series also includes surveys created for specific projects such as the Community Development Survey, the Historic Standing Structures Survey and the Mississippi River Bridge #2 Right of Way Survey.

The formats of the various surveys and the amount of information recorded in a survey changed over time. Individual pages in a survey generally include a photograph and description of the structures surveyed, but additional information may be included. The depth of description and quality of photographs varies.

The surveys include a number of unidentified negatives, contact sheets and photographs. These materials were determined to be a part of the Survey series, however no identifying information is provided on the individual item.

It has not been verified that each address listed in a specific Historic District is represented in the record set.

The following list outlines the surveys included in the HDLC Collection. Individual survey sheets are outlined in the Detailed Inventory.

Survey Name Description Date
Canal Street Survey The survey features a single photograph of each address providing a front view of the property. Basic information about the structure or lot may be included as well. Represented properties are primarily commercial. Photographs of side streets depicting the sides or rear of the property may be included. ca. 1984
Carrollton Survey The survey features a single photograph of each address providing a front view of the property. Basic information about the structure or lot is included as well. Includes photographs of schools, residential buildings, commercial buildings and cemeteries. ca. 2004
Community Development Neighborhood Survey Includes correspondence between the architects, Koch and Wilson, and the Historic District Landmarks Commission. Maps for District 1 and District 4 analyzing the Historic makeup of these areas is also included. 1979-1980
Faubourg Franklin Survey The survey features a single photograph of each address providing a front view of the property. Basic information about the structure or lot is included as well. Not all properties will include a photograph. The survey includes schools, residential buildings, commercial buildings and cemeteries. ca. 1999
Faubourg Marigny Survey The survey features a single photograph of each address providing a front view of the property. Not all properties will include a photograph. The survey includes residential buildings, commercial buildings and churches. 1978
Gentilly and Gentilly Terrace The survey features a single photograph of each address providing a front view of the property. Some photographs have water damage. 1979-2004
Historic Standing Structures Survey The survey primarily features a single photograph of each address providing a front view of the property. Areas covered: Picayune Place, Warehouse District, Lafayette Square and the Central Business District. Basic information about the structure or lot is included as well and the historical/architectural significance of the structure may be addressed. Created in coordination with the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation. 1984
Lafayette Square Survey The survey features a single photograph of each address providing a front view of the property. Vacant or Bare Lots are noted as well as the owner's name and address. ca. 1978
Lower Garden District The Historic District was established in 1976 and expanded in 1978. Basic information about the structure or lot is included as well. Not all properties will include a photograph. The survey features a single photograph of each address providing a front view of the property. If a 5x7 photograph is included it was taken in 1990. 1976, 1978, 1990
Mississippi River Bridge #2 Right of Way Survey This survey may include both interior and exterior photographs of the properties. Explanatory material for photographs has been included as well. Correspondence regarding this survey is available. 1984
New Marigny Survey The survey features a single photograph of each address providing a front view of the property. Basic information about the structure or lot is included as well. Primarily includes photographs of residential buildings and commercial buildings. ca. 2002
Picayune Place Survey The survey features a single photograph of each address providing a front view of the property. Basic information about the structure or lot is included as well. ca. 1978
Riverbend Survey The survey features a single photograph of each address providing a front view of the property. Basic information about the structure or lot is included as well. ca. 2003
St. Charles Avenue Survey The survey features a single photograph of each address providing a front view of the property. Basic information about the structure or lot is included as well. ca. 1976
St. Charles Avenue Survey Cards The survey features a single photograph of each address providing a front view of the property. Basic information about the structure or lot is included as well. Commentary on the structures is included. Notes if a building has been demolished or if lot is bare. ca. 1976
Warehouse District Survey The survey features a single photograph of each address providing a front view of the property. Vacant or Bare Lots are noted. [1978]

Examples of Surveys

Example of the types of surveys that are available in the Survey series. Click on image for larger view.

1330 St. Anthony

1503 Spain

1561-1565 Magazine


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