"Special Notice to Architects and Builders. -- For sale at the office of Howard and Thiberge. No. 13 Commercial Place, a valuable Architectural Library Black Walnut Book Case; also a large Black Walnut Chest of Drawers, containing 578 Architectural Drawings. Original Designs. Plans. Elevations, and Sections with Preliminary Studies, Rough Sketches, Tracings, Specifications, and several selected Plates of American Architect and Building News, all belonging to the undersigned, who will state terms and give all other particulars at his room. No. 8 Hotel Dieu. HENRY HOWARD, Architect."
Henry Howard, the Irish-born architect noted for designing the Cyprien Dufour Residence (1707 Esplanade Avenue) and the First Presbyterian Church on Lafayette Square (destroyed by the Great Hurricane of 1915), died in November 1884 after a prolonged illness.