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Property Name Oil and Gas Building
Reference Number 13001143
State Louisiana
County Orleans Parish
Town New Orleans
Street Address 1100 Tulane Ave.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 2/5/2014
Areas of Significance Architecture
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The Oil and Gas Building is significant in the area of architecture (National Register Criterion C: Design), at the state level, as a particularly important expression of post-WWII modernism within Louisiana. It is a superb example of an icon of post-war modernism: the glass skyscraper. The period of significance under Criterion C is the date of construction: 1959.


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