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Emlah Court Apartments

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1912, Diboll, Owen and Goldstein. 3823 St. Charles Ave.
  • (Photograph by Lake Douglas)

One of the first of the grand early-twentieth-century apartment buildings in New Orleans and the city’s first cooperative apartment building, Emlah Court broke the tradition of single-family houses on the avenue. The five-story building is constructed of reinforced concrete, wood, and brick, and the first story is stuccoed with horizontal divisions to imitate rustication. Emlah Court offered three-bedroom apartments on each floor, with the luxury of three bathrooms and an elevator. A curved metal marquee over the entrance and curved frames on some windows suggest the influence of Art Nouveau, a rare feature for New Orleans.

Writing Credits

Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas


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Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas, "Emlah Court Apartments", [New Orleans, Louisiana], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of New Orleans, Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 187-188.

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