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Huey P. Long Bridge, Administration Building, 5100 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, Jefferson Parish, LA



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Item Title
Huey P. Long Bridge, Administration Building, 5100 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, Jefferson Parish, LA

Location
5100 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, LA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER LA-17-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1072).
Building/structure dates: 1935 initial construction
Significance: The Huey P. Long Bridge, Administration was built as part of the Huey P. Long Bridge project and designated as Contract No. 10. It was built to house the administrative offices of the Louisiana Highway and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commissions and the control room for the bridge operations. The simple Modern/Beaux-Arts style building was designed by renowned Lousiana Architects; Weiss, Dreyfous & Seiferth of New Orleans who also designed the new nationally significant 1932 Modern/Beaux-Arts style Louisiana State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Subjects
Beaux-Arts Architectural Elements
Modern Architectural Elements
Administration Buildings


Related Names
Weiss, Dreyfuss & Seiferth
R.P. Farnsworth & Co., Inc


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Administration Building northeast front
Administration Building Southeast side
Administration Building Southeast side and Southwest rear
Administration Building Northwest side
Close-up of Administration Building northeast front entrance
Close-up of Administration Building Northeast front side window grouping
Limestone cornerstone at North front building corner, showing 1935 erection date and name of architect and contractor
Marble fiftieth year commemorative plaque (1935-1985) on South front building corner
Limestone and bronze "Mississippi River Crossing" Bridge plaque located at North corner of Administration Building site
Administration Building interior view of front central hall
Administration Building interior view of right front office room
Administration Building interior view of typical wood door, frame and wall detailing
Administration Building interior view of toilet room
Administration Building interior view of switchboard room
Original wooden telephone receiver and voice boxes


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