Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Orleans Business Archive: Roberts & Co.

Roberts and Company placed this advertisement in the Soard's New Orleans City Directory of 1879. They offered a wide assortment of windows, blinds and doors, as well as columns, floorings, moldings, newels, caps and balusters. At the Paris Exposition of 1867, it was Roberts sash and cypress doors that went into the award-winning demountable Louisiana Cottage I mentioned in an earlier post. At the Hamburg and Altoona (Germany) Exhibitions in 1869, the company singularly represented the U.S. door and sash industry. Although the building trade was the company's focus, it was not its only enterprise: the New Orleans Mechanics' and Agricultural Fair of 1869 gave accolades to Roberts & Co.'s Ten Pins and Ten Pin Balls set.

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