James Freret

Architect, Deceased Person

1838 – 1897

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Who was James Freret?

James Freret was a prolific architect who practiced in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He studied architecture at the Ecole des Beaux Arts.

His cousin William A. Freret, also an architect, and son of New Orleans mayor William Freret, designed the Old Louisiana State Capital, Baton Rouge, and headed the Office of the Supervising Architect in Washington, D.C.. James designed the Moresque Building together with William. James designed many residences in and near New Orleans.

Works include:

Moresque Building, New Orleans, LA Destroyed by fire in 1897.

Board of Trade building, New Orleans, LA

Lemann Store, 314 Mississippi St. Donaldsonville, LA, NRHP-listed

Administration Building of the Spring Hill College Quadrangle, 4307 Old Shell Rd. Mobile, AL, NRHP-listed

One or more works in Upper Central Business District, roughly bounded by O'Keefe, Poydras, Convention Center Blvd., St. Rt. 90 and Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA, NRHP-listed

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Born
1838
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Died
1897

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on July 23, 2013

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