National American Bank Building - New Orleans, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 29° 57.160 W 090° 04.248
15R E 782710 N 3317150
This Gothic-Art Deco, 23-story 1929 skyscraper was designed by Moise Goldstein. Unusual is the prominent rooftop water tower, hidden behind a profusion of metal ornamentation. Amazingly the building retains its original air conditioning system. Check out the doors – they’re bronze reliefs of faces from money.
Waymark Code: WM19MQ
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 03/06/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 20

Like many prominent skyscrapers built across America in the 1920's, this building was inspired by Eliel Saarinen’s second place entry in the Chicago Tribune’s 1922 competition for the design of the Tribune Tower. The lobby is marble, with a gold and silver leaf pressed ceiling and bronze elevator doors. The banking hall retains its original walnut paneled walls, bronze check stations, chandeliers and steam radiators.


Street address:
200 Carondelet
New Orleans, Louisiana USA

County / Borough / Parish: Orleans Parish

Year listed: 1986

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Bank

Current function: Bank

Privately owned?: yes

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 4:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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