The Southeastern Architectural Archive recently finalized the processing of the William T. Nolan Office Records. The collection consists of architectural drawings, correspondence, building trade catalogs, specifications and photographic materials.
William T. Nolan was born in Quebec City, Canada, where he studied law before serving as English secretary to Quebec Bridge and Railway Company president Simon-Napoléon Parent. He relocated to New Orleans in 1900 and within two decades, he had become a prolific designer of buildings in Louisiana and Mississippi. His architectural practice and that of his successors spanned eight decades of the twentieth century. Nolan’s legacy included nearly two hundred schools.