Blue Plate Building

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Blue Plate Building
BluePlateBroadmoorMay07B.jpg
Location 1315 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, Louisiana
Coordinates 29°57′27″N 90°06′21″W / 29.9575°N 90.1057°W / 29.9575; -90.1057Coordinates: 29°57′27″N 90°06′21″W / 29.9575°N 90.1057°W / 29.9575; -90.1057
Built 1941
Architect August Perez, Jr.
Architectural style Streamline Moderne
NRHP Reference # 08000989[1]
Added to NRHP October 16, 2008[1]

The Blue Plate Building, is a building in the Gert Town section of New Orleans, Louisiana, at 1315 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway at the corner of Earhart Boulevard. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 16, 2008. Its NRIS reference number is 08000989.[1]

Built in 1941 in the Streamline Moderne style, it was originally a mayonnaise factory. It was designed by architect August Perez Jr in the art moderne style, a close cousin of art deco known for its curving forms, long horizontal lines and "streamlined" appearance. As of 2009 it had been vacant since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and it was being redeveloped into a 72 unit apartment building.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places, October 24, 2008". New listings. National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  2. ^ Bruce Eggler (January 3, 2009). "Former Blue Plate Fine Foods building to be converted into apartment building". The Times-Picayune.