James Freret (1838-1897)
Occupation: American architect
Location: New Orleans, LA
This record has not been verified for accuracy.
Not a member of the AIA.
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)
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