Mark P. Lowrey Collection

 

 

(Mss 47)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

October 1974

 

 

Contents

 

 

Summary

 

Biographical Note

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                          473 items

 

Geographic

locations:                 New Orleans, La.

 

Inclusive dates:      1965-1970

 

Summary:                Correspondence, clippings, and documents produced and collected by Mark P. Lowrey during the New Orleans Riverfront Expressway and Interstate-310 controversy in which he was a leading spokesman opposing the project.

 

Related

collections:              Suzanne L. Ormond Collection (Mss 59); Marta B. Lamar Collection (Mss 62); Marta B. Lamar Collection, Addendum 1 (Mss 69); Marta B. Lamar Collection, Addendum 2 (Mss 76); Marta B. Lamar Collection, Addendum 3 (Mss 77); David L. Campbell Collection (Mss 123); Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents & Associates Collection (Mss 247)

 

Source:                     Gift, 1998 (on deposit since 1974-1975)

 

Access:                     No restrictions

 

Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.

 

Citation:                    Mark P. Lowrey Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

 

 

Biographical Note

 

 

Mark P. Lowrey was an architect and planner with Lowrey-Hess-Boudreaux of New Orleans.  He attended Tulane University School of Architecture from 1946 to 1951, and until 1952, he studied Urbanism at the Sorbonne in Paris under a Fulbright Grant.  Mr. Lowrey practiced architecture in New Orleans and lived in the Vieux Carré from 1953 until his death.

 

In 1966 and 1967 Mr. Lowrey was president of the Vieux Carré Property Owners Association.  He was Board Chairman of the Crescent Council of Civic Associations in 1969 and 1970.  In 1965 with his brother, Walter Lowrey, he co-authored 912 Orleans Street: The Story of a Rescue.

 

To retain the original character of the collection, Mr. Lowrey's filing arrangement has been used.

 

 

 

Container List

 

 

            Correspondence and Clippings.

 

47-1                Interstate-310, n.d., April 1965 - March 1969.  66 items

 

47-2                New Orleans Riverfront Expressway, n.d., November 1966 - March 1968.  118 items

 

            New Orleans Riverfront Expressway.

 

47-3                Minutes of Public Expressway Hearing, June 16, 1966.  1 item

 

47-4                Letter and Congressional Record From U.S. Representative Hale Boggs, December 16, 1967.  2 items

 

47-5                Documents for Expressway Declaratory Judgment.  59 items

 

47-6                Crescent Council of Civic Associations (correspondence, clippings, and documents concerning New Orleans Riverfront Expressway), January 1965 - February 1970.  227 items

 

 

 

Index Terms

 

 

Crescent Council of Civic Associations

Lowrey, Mark P.

New Orleans Riverfront Expressway