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American Can Company Apartments (American Can Company)

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1906–1907, 1922 addition, Favrot and Livaudais; 2002 converted to apartments, HRI. 3700 Orleans Ave.
  • (Photograph by Karen Kingsley)
  • (Photograph by Karen Kingsley)

Favrot and Livaudais’s 1922 extension to the former American Can Company, which made cans for coffee, molasses, and beer, matched their original design of 1906. The four-story factory, clearly expresses its steel frame on the exterior in the manner of Albert Kahn’s early-twentieth-century industrial buildings for the automobile industry in Detroit. Like Kahn’s designs, the exterior is aesthetically enriched with bands of red brick marking each floor and is lightly dotted with geometric ornamentation in brick. The factory closed in 1988 and, after standing empty for some years, was converted into apartments.

Writing Credits

Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas


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Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas, "American Can Company Apartments (American Can Company)", [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, 228-229.

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