Friday, January 29, 2010

Cut Off 1956

The Louisiana Architect and Builder of July 1956 highlighted this strange Knights of Columbus meeting space:

"Architects LeBlanc and Deen, AIA, used contemporary materials, and design in the construction of the Council Home of Our Lady of the Sea Council, Knights of Columbus, Cut Off, Louisiana.

The building is a partial frame and brick veneer structure with exposed laminated wood beams throughout the interior which includes a large meeting room with stage, a lounge bar, kitchen and vestibule. Approximately 4,500 square feet are contained in the building.

A sloping wall also serves as a roof at one exposure, which also permits maximum height within the meeting rooms. Front exterior walls are of asbestos panels, some of which are arranged to allow for intake of vent fan at rear of building. The panels are supported by vertical wood members to permit a contrast in colors.

Cost of the building is $44,000 without furnishings and accommodates a membership of 400 individuals."

Louisiana Architect and Builder (July 1956): p. 8 may be found in Tulane University Library's Louisiana Research Collection, Jones Hall Room 202.

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