Friday, July 25, 2014

NEW! Flintkote Finding Aid

The Southeastern Architectural Archive (SEAA) recently finalized the processing of the Flintkote New Orleans Plant Office Records.  For researchers interested in the history of twentieth-century building products, this collection will be especially noteworthy, for it provides a comprehensive perspective of technological advances in the manufacturing of roofing/flooring materials over a fifty-year period. On a more general level, drawings reflect construction and engineering trends, office management developments, increased safety regulations, infrastructure upgrades, and the transformation of the Industrial Canal area from a residential to a building materials manufacturing corridor.

Read more here.

For more information about Flintkote Company history, click here.

For late nineteenth-century roofing materials, consult Ehret-Warren Manufacturing Company's 1888 trade catalog, available via the Internet Archive's Building Technology Heritage Library.

Image above:  Flintkote Company, New Orleans, LA. Aerial Perspective of Industrial Canal Plant. 4500 Galvez Street. Circa 1939. Flintkote New Orleans Plant Office Records, Southeastern Architectural Archive, Special Collections Division, Tulane University Libraries.

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