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Louisiana

Chapter:
(p.173) Chapter Six Louisiana
Source:
The Architecture of William Nichols
Author(s):
Paul Hardin KappTodd SandersWilliam Seale
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461381.003.0006

In December 1833, Nichols and his wife moved from Montgomery, Alabama to New Orleans, Louisiana. Nichols had accepted the position of Assistant State Engineer for the state of Louisiana, a position decidedly beneath him. Although building opportunities were limited, it was a beneficial and crucial period in his career as an architect. While in New Orleans, he became aware of the architectural publications of Minard Lefever and the work of James Dakin. The elaborate buildings he designed after leaving New Orleans reflected these influences.

Keywords:   New Orleans, Minard Lefever, James Dakin, Louisiana State House

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