James Freret (1838-1897)


Freret, James

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    1838-1897
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    New Orleans, LA

This record has not been verified for accuracy.

AIA Affiliation

Not a member of the AIA.

Biographical Sources

Biographical Directories:
Entry in Henry F. Withey, A.I.A., and Elsie Rathburn Withey, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased) (Los Angeles: New Age Publishing Company, 1956. Facsimile edition, Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1970)

Related Records

Archival Holdings

Southeastern Architectural Archive, Tulane University Libraries
Collection 147. James Freret Office Records.
James Freret (1838-1897), nephew of New Orleans mayor William Freret and cousin of architect William A. Freret (1833-1881), was one of the city's most prolific 19th-century architects. He partnered for a brief time with his cousin and went on to independently design the Board of Trade Building and many New Orleans residences. Records include residential, commercial, religious and institutional projects. Also included are his European travel sketches. For more information, visit http://seaa.tulane.edu