Central Business District Heritage Buildings between Canal & Poydras Streets Photos

The English-speaking American community of New Orleans built many banks & other financial buildings on the upriver side of Canal Street, along streets like Gravier. Today, these heritage buildings present an interesting diversity & rich decorative styles of architecture in what is called the New Orleans Central Business District.

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International House Hotel. New Orleans, LA.View along Camp Street with International House, Teutonia Insurance, Mayer Memorial, & Old New Orleans Bank Buildings. New Orleans, LA.Facade of International House Hotel. New Orleans, LA.Carving of pelican feeding young over door of International House Hotel. New Orleans, LA.
International House Hotel (former Canal Louisiana Bank & Trust Co.) (1906) (12 floors) (221 Camp St.). New Orleans, LA. Architect: General Allison Owen.View along Camp Street with International House, Teutonia Insurance, Mayer Memorial, & Old New Orleans Bank Buildings. New Orleans, LA.Facade of International House Hotel. New Orleans, LA.Carving of pelican feeding young over door of International House Hotel. New Orleans, LA.
Teutonia Insurance Co. Building. New Orleans, LA.Greek mythological & caryatids of Teutonia Insurance Co. Building. New Orleans, LA.Roofline details of carved woman wearing lion skin on Teutonia Insurance Co. Building. New Orleans, LA.Facade decorations of Norman Mayer Memorial Building. New Orleans, LA.
Teutonia Insurance Co. Building (217 Camp St.). New Orleans, LA.Greek mythological & caryatids of Teutonia Insurance Co. Building. New Orleans, LA.Roofline details of carved woman wearing lion skin on Teutonia Insurance Co. Building. New Orleans, LA.Facade decorations of Norman Mayer Memorial Building. New Orleans, LA.
Norman Mayer Memorial Building. New Orleans, LA.Rococo-style decoration over door of Norman Mayer Memorial Building. New Orleans, LA.Old New Orleans Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.Upper story details of Old New Orleans Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.
Norman Mayer Memorial Building (1900) (211 Camp St.). New Orleans, LA. Architect: Andry & Bendernagel.Rococo-style decoration over door of Norman Mayer Memorial Building. New Orleans, LA.Old New Orleans Bank Building (1888) (201 Camp St.). New Orleans, LA.Upper story details of Old New Orleans Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.
Terra cotta details of Old New Orleans Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.Heritage office building. New Orleans, LA.Gravier Building [aka Omni Hotel]. New Orleans, LA.Whitney National Bank Safe Deposit Vaults. New Orleans, LA.
Terra cotta details of Old New Orleans Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.Heritage office building (218-220 Camp St.). New Orleans, LA.Gravier Building [aka Omni Hotel] (535 Gravier St.). New Orleans, LA.Whitney National Bank Safe Deposit Vaults (c1888) (619 Gravier St.). New Orleans, LA.
Unique granite columns of Whitney National Bank Safe Deposit Vaults. New Orleans, LA.Whitney National Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.Whitney National Bank Building facade. New Orleans, LA.Entrance canopy of Whitney National Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.
Unique granite columns of Whitney National Bank Safe Deposit Vaults. New Orleans, LA.Whitney National Bank Building (1909) (14 floors) (228 St. Charles Ave.). New Orleans, LA. Architect: Emile Weil + Clinton & Russell,.Whitney National Bank Building facade. New Orleans, LA.Entrance canopy of Whitney National Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.
Bank of Louisiana. New Orleans, LA.Hibernia Bank Building over Bank of Louisiana. New Orleans, LA.St. Charles Avenue streetscape with Masonic & United Fruit Co. Buildings. New Orleans, LA.Touro Row. New Orleans, LA.
Bank of Louisiana (300 St. Charles Ave.). New Orleans, LA.Hibernia Bank Building over Bank of Louisiana. New Orleans, LA.St. Charles Avenue streetscape with Masonic & United Fruit Co. Buildings. New Orleans, LA.Touro Row (now Regions Bank) (301-17 St. Charles Ave.). New Orleans, LA.
United Fruit Co. New Orleans, LA.Portal of United Fruit Co. building with fruit cornucopias. New Orleans, LA.Small stone building on St. Charles Ave. tucked between Masonic & United Fruit Co. buildings. New Orleans, LA.Hilton New Orleans. New Orleans, LA.
United Fruit Co. (1920) (now Fidelity Homestead Savings) (11 floors) (321 St. Charles Ave.). New Orleans, LA.Portal of United Fruit Co. building with fruit cornucopias. New Orleans, LA.Small stone building on St. Charles Ave. tucked between Masonic & United Fruit Co. buildings. New Orleans, LA.Hilton New Orleans (originally Masonic Building) (1926) (20 floors) (333 St. Charles Ave.). New Orleans, LA. Architect: Sam Stone Jr. & Co..
Facade carvings of Masonic Building. New Orleans, LA.Hibernia Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.Roman temple atop Hibernia Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.U-shaped facade of Hibernia Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.
Facade carvings of Masonic (now Hilton) Building. New Orleans, LA.Hibernia Bank Building (1921) (20 floors) (812 Gravier St.). New Orleans, LA. Architect: Favrot & Livaudais, Alfred C. Bossom.Roman temple atop Hibernia Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.U-shaped facade of Hibernia Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.
Neoclassical details of Hibernia Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.Diagonal entrance corner of New Orleans Cotton Exchange Building. New Orleans, LA.New Orleans Cotton Exchange Building. New Orleans, LA.New Orleans Cotton Exchange Building. New Orleans, LA.
Neoclassical details of Hibernia Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.Diagonal entrance corner of New Orleans Cotton Exchange Building. New Orleans, LA.New Orleans Cotton Exchange Building (1921) (231 Carondelet St.). New Orleans, LA. On National Register.New Orleans Cotton Exchange Building. New Orleans, LA.
Roofline of New Orleans Cotton Exchange Building. New Orleans, LA.National American Bank Building. New Orleans, LA.Church of the Immaculate Conception. New Orleans, LA.Moorish arch of Church of the Immaculate Conception. New Orleans, LA.
Roofline of New Orleans Cotton Exchange Building. New Orleans, LA.National American Bank Building (1929) (23 floors) (200 Carondelet St.). New Orleans, LA. Architect: Moise Goldstein.Church of the Immaculate Conception (1929) (134-144 Baronne St.). New Orleans, LA. Style: Moorish Revival.Moorish arch of Church of the Immaculate Conception. New Orleans, LA.
Interior of Church of the Immaculate Conception. New Orleans, LA.Stained glass & saints of Church of the Immaculate Conception. New Orleans, LA.Church of the Immaculate Conception. New Orleans, LA.Stained glass & columns of Church of the Immaculate Conception. New Orleans, LA.
Interior of Church of the Immaculate Conception. New Orleans, LA.Stained glass & saints of Church of the Immaculate Conception. New Orleans, LA.Church of the Immaculate Conception. New Orleans, LA.Stained glass & columns of Church of the Immaculate Conception. New Orleans, LA.
Parish building of Church of the Immaculate Conception. New Orleans, LA.Orpheum Theatre. New Orleans, LA.Terra Cotta decoration on Orpheum Theatre. New Orleans, LA.Terra Cotta thespian motif on Orpheum Theatre. New Orleans, LA.
Parish building of Church of the Immaculate Conception (130 Baronne St.). New Orleans, LA.Orpheum Theatre (125 University Pl.). New Orleans, LA. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: G. Albert Lansburgh. On National Register.Terra Cotta decoration on Orpheum Theatre. New Orleans, LA.Terra Cotta thespian motif on Orpheum Theatre. New Orleans, LA.
Terra Cotta decoration on Orpheum Theatre. New Orleans, LA.New Orleans Board of Trade. New Orleans, LA.Whitney Hotel in front of Poydras Center. New Orleans, LA.Whitney Hotel. New Orleans, LA.
Terra Cotta decoration on Orpheum Theatre. New Orleans, LA.New Orleans Board of Trade (336 Magazine St.). New Orleans, LA.Whitney Hotel in front of Poydras Center. New Orleans, LA.Whitney Hotel (1910) (7 floors) (610 Poydras St.). New Orleans, LA. Architect: Diboll, Owen & Goldstein. On National Register.
Le Pavillon Hotel. New Orleans, LA.Carriageway entrance of Le Pavillon Hotel. New Orleans, LA.Factor's Row. New Orleans, LA.Queen & Crescent building against Capitol One building. New Orleans, LA.
Le Pavillon Hotel (1907) (10 floors) (833 Poydras St.). New Orleans, LA. Architect: Toledano & Wogan, Rathbone E. DeBuys. On National Register.Carriageway entrance of Le Pavillon Hotel. New Orleans, LA.Factor's Row (Carondelet at Perdido Sts.). New Orleans, LA. Architect: Lewis Reynolds & Henry R. Thiberg. On National Register.Queen & Crescent building against Capitol One building. New Orleans, LA.
Queen City & Crescent City Railroad. New Orleans, LA.


Queen City & Crescent City Railroad (now Queen & Crescent Hotel) (1913) (12 floors) (344 Camp St.). New Orleans, LA. Architect: Frank Gravely.



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