Monday, April 23, 2012

Building Letterheads IV

In 1905-1919, the National Realty Company was operating out of the former home to the Crescent Mutual Insurance Company, located in the First Municipal District on the corner of Camp Street (401-05) and Commercial Place (604). Real estate agent Michael A. Baccich (1858-1935) was one of National's founding members, and served as company manager; Charles Roth (1860-1932) served as president and auctioneer. The firm purchased the 1850 Henry Howard-Lewis Reynolds structure for $80,000 and hired architects to modernize it.

Image above: "A certain lot of ground together." Letterhead, National Realty Company, New Orleans, La, c. 1905-09. "District 3, Square 255" Guy Seghers Office Records, Southeastern Architectural Archive, Special Collections Division, Tulane University Libraries.

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