Monday, October 27, 2008

New Orleans Business Archive: Blaise Garages

George Blaise owned a number of New Orleans parking garages, including this one located at 200 N. Rampart Street, designed by Diboll, Kessels and Associates (13 March 1950). The SEAA retains records for the following Blaise projects:

Garage, 200 N. Rampart Street, NOLA 1950
Garage, Canal and Marais Streets, NOLA 1928
Garage, Baton Rouge, LA 1931
Garage, 213 Tchoupitoulas Street, NOLA 1925
Unidentified parking garage and lot, NOLA 1925
Garage, 163 University Place, NOLA 1930
Gas Station and Parking Lot, Girod and Carondelet, NOLA 1925
Garage, 708 Iberville Street, NOLA 1929

Want to read more about parking?

Henley, Simon. The Architecture of Parking. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2007. ARCHITECTURE TL175.H45

Jakle, John. Lots of Parking: Land Use in a Car Culture. Charlottesville: U Virginia Press, 2004. HTML TL 175 .J34

McDonald, Shannon. The Parking Garage: Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form. Washington: Urban Land Institute, 2007. ARCHITECTURE TL 175 .M385

Photograph above: Diboll, Kessels and Associates, Architects. Blaise, Inc. Parking Garage, 200 N. Rampart Street by K. Rylance 09.2008

1 comment:

Francine Stock said...

excellent resource. Thanks!