FEMA – ANDREW H. WILSON SCHOOL COLLECTION

 

 

(Mss 361)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

August 2010

 

 

Contents

 

 

Summary

 

Historical Note

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                           0.5 linear foot

 

Geographic

locations:                 New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Inclusive dates:      2008

 

Bulk dates:               2008

 

Summary:                 Materials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) documenting the history of Andrew H. Wilson Elementary School (now Andrew H. Wilson Charter School, 3615 General Pershing Street, New Orleans, La. 70125), which has been rehabilitated as a result of a FEMA-funded project.

 

Related

collections:              Orleans Parish School Board Archives (Mss 147); FEMA – Duncan Plaza Collection (Mss 351); FEMA – Xavier Cabrini Church Collec­tion (Mss 352); FEMA – Jackson Barracks Collection (Mss 360); FEMA – Charles J. Colton Junior High School Collection (Mss 362); FEMA – George Washington Carver Middle and High School Collection (Mss 363)

 

Source:                     Gift, 2010

 

Access:                     No restrictions

 

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

 

Citation:                    FEMA – Andrew H. Wilson School Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

 

 

Historical Note

 

 

            The main building of Andrew H. Wilson School was constructed in 1922 to serve white students who resided in the vicinity of Claiborne and Napoleon Avenues, which developed rapidly in response to drainage improvements that occurred during the early years of the twentieth century.  Several additions to the campus were made during the 1920s: a Janitor’s Lodge (1922), a breezeway and a six-room annex (1926), and an eight-classroom wing, variously described as an “addition” and an “annex” (1929).  Taken together, the structures “form an ensemble of intact historic structures that is typical of the New Orleans elementary school campus during the 1920s” (Alice-Anne Krishnan, Narrative History of Andrew H. Wilson Elementary School, New Orleans, Louisiana [New Orleans: R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates for Broadmoor Improvement Association, 2008], quotation p. 11).  Now administered by the Recovery School District (RSD), it is part of the Broadmoor National Register Historic District.

 

            Wilson School sustained damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) therefore assisted the RSD with remediating the school.  the project included rehabilitating the main building and its addition, demolishing the other structures, and building a 4,000-square-foot addition.

Container List

 

 

361-1              Krishnan, Alice-Anne.  Narrative History of Andrew H. Wilson Elementary School, New Orleans, Louisiana.  New Orleans: R. Christopher Good­win & Associates for Broadmoor Improvement Association, 2008.

 

361-2              Photographs of Andrew H. Wilson School, 2008 (53 prints, 5” x 7”).  Photographer: Robert H. Tucher.  (Descriptions are those of the photographer.)

001          Contextual view to north northeast of Duncan Plaza.

002          Contextual view to west northwest of Duncan Plaza.

003          Contextual view to south southwest of plaza landscape, including the 1986 Duncan Plaza redevelopment plaque and “Africa House” bandstand, Arthur Q. Davis Architects.

004          Contextual view to south southwest from Louisiana Supreme Court Building rooftop of Louisiana State Office Building.

005          Contextual view to north of plaza statuary.

006          View to north of Avery C. Alexander statue, Duncan Plaza, sculptor, Shaleen Jones.

007          View to northwest of front façade, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building.

008          View of east southeast of rear elevation, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building.

009          View to north, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building (oblique angle).

010          View to southwest, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building (oblique angle).

011          Exterior detail view to northwest of walkway, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building.

012          Interior view of pipes and concrete block walls, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, sub-basement.

013          Interior view of pipes and equipment, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, sub-basement.

014          Interior view of pipes and equipment, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, sub-basement (alternate view).

015          Interior view of air handling equipment, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, sub-basement.

016          Interior view of terra cotta tile hallway, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, basement.

017          Interior view of pipes and terra cotta tile piers, large storage room, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, basement.

018          Interior view of terra cotta tiles and tiled piers, large storage room, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, basement.

019          Interior view to northeast, lobby, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, ground level.

020          Interior view to south, lobby, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, ground level.

021          Interior view to northwest of windows and partition, Law Library of Louisiana, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, ground level.

022          Interior view to west northwest of empty shelving, stacks, Law Library of Louisiana, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, Mezzanine level.

023          Interior view to west northwest of walkway, stacks, Law Library of Louisiana, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, Mezzanine level.

024          Interior view of empty metal shelving, stacks, Law Library of Louisiana, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, Mezzanine level.

025          Interior view to south of glass curtain wall, mosaic and stairwell, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, 2nd floor.

026          Interior view to west northwest, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, 2nd floor.

027          Interior view to east, Clerk of the Supreme Court Office, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, 2nd floor.

028          Interior view to west of hallway, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, 2nd floor.

029          Interior view to north of hallway, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, 2nd floor.

030          Interior view of south stairwell, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, 2nd floor.

031          Interior view to southwest, Room 201, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, 2nd floor.

032          Interior view to northwest of wood paneling, Room 211, Loui­siana State Supreme Court Building, 2nd floor (oblique angle).

033          Interior view to northwest, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, 2nd floor (oblique angle).

034          Interior detail of south stairwell, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, ground level.

035          Interior detail to north northeast of wood paneling, Louisiana State Supreme Court Room, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, 2nd floor.

036          Interior detail to north northwest to dais, Louisiana State Supreme Court Room, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, 2nd floor (oblique angle).

037          Interior detail to north northeast of elevators, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, 2nd floor.

038          Interior detail to south southwest of “Ideas of Law,” mosaic mural, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building, 2nd floor, Artist: Conrad A. Albrizio.

039          Interior view to south southeast, Louisiana State Supreme Court Room, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building.

040          Detail view of marble dedication plaques, Louisiana State Supreme Court Room, Louisiana State Supreme Court Building.

041          View to west northwest of front façade, Louisiana State Office Building.

042          View to north of side elevation, Louisiana State Office Building.

043          View to north Louisiana State Office Building (oblique angle).

044          View to south, Louisiana State Office Building.

045          Exterior detail of front entrance, Louisiana State Office Building.

046          Exterior detail of panel unit-mullion system glazed curtain wall and reflection of skyline, Louisiana State Office Building.

047          Interior view of ramp, black marble walls, and diamond patterned ceiling with brass accents, Louisiana State Office Building, ground level.

048          Interior view of reception desk and elevators, lobby, Louisiana State Office Building, ground level.

049          Interior view, single occupancy office, Louisiana State Office Building, 2nd floor

050          Interior view, double occupancy office, Louisiana State Office Building, 2nd floor.

051          Interior view, multiple occupancy office, Louisiana State Office Building, 2nd floor.

052          Interior detail of elevators, Louisiana State Office Building, 4th floor.

053          Interior detail of dedication plaque, Louisiana State Office Building.

 

361-3              Photographs and architectural plans

                              001           Duncan Plaza photographs by Robert H. Tucher, final, January 2009.  CD.

                              002           Duncan Plaza architectural drawings.  CD.

 

 

 

Index Terms

 

 

Duncan Plaza (New Orleans, La.)

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Hurricane Katrina, 2005

Lee, Dayna B.

Lee, Virginia S.

New Orleans State Office Building

Supreme Court of Louisiana

Tucher, Robert H.

Urban renewal—Louisiana—New Orleans

Yakubik, Jill-Karen.