Thursday, December 10, 2009

Architect's Advertisement 1886

New Orleans architect John F. Braun placed this ad in Soards' City Directory in 1886. He served as the Superintendent of Buildings and as an agent for Chicago's W.E. Hale & Co. and New York's Otis Brothers & Co. Both companies produced new elevator designs, and by 1887 Otis was also selling rotating fans that operated on one-horse gas engines.

Image above: John F. Braun advertisement, Soards' City Directory. New Orleans, 1886. Southeastern Architectural Archive, Special Collections Division, Tulane University Libraries.

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