Peter Torre (1880-1953)


Torre, Peter

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    1880-1953
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    New Orleans, LA

AIA Affiliation

Not a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Biographical Sources

Related Records

Partner of William T. Nolan
Nolan, Norman & Nolan, Architects (firm)

Archival Holdings

Southeastern Architectural Archive, Tulane University Libraries
Collection 11. Peter Torre Papers
Papers of the New Orleans architect Peter Torre (1880-1953). Included are student drawings, life sketches, a design for a country house, and miscellaneous items. Miscellaneous items include a set of specifications, a photograph of Torre, a photograph of the Torre residence at 2857 Bayou Road, and other items. Torre worked during the early part of the 20th century, practicing from 1910 to 1921 with another New Orleans architect, William T. Nolan (1887-1969), for whom the SEAA also holds the office records (Collection 52). For more information, visit http://seaa.tulane.edu
Southeastern Architectural Archive, Tulane University Libraries
Collection 52. William T. Nolan Office Records.
Records of the office of New Orleans architect, William T. Nolan [1887-1969], and from predecessor and successor offices as noted in following chronology: Nolan and Torre (1910-1921) [Peter Torre, 1880-1953]; William T. Nolan (1921-1946); Nolan, Norman, and Nolan (1946-1974) [Alexander W. Norman, 1893-1963; Ulisse Nolan, d. 1997]; Nolan, Holcombe, Apatini, and Seghers (1974-1980) [Thomas B. Holcombe, Jr., 1926-1985; Paul Apatini; Donald P. Seghers]; Nolan, Holcombe, and Apatini (1980-1986).
Records consist of project drawings, correspondence, and specifications. William T. Nolan practiced successfully in New Orleans during the first half of the 20th century, executing a considerable body of work in both Louisiana and Mississippi. Some of his more notable commissions include the Casino in New Orleans City Park, Our Lady of the Lake Sanitarium in Baton Rouge, and the New Edwards Hotel in Jackson, Mississippi. The office was successfully continued by Nolan's son, Ulisse, eventually working in partnership with other architects. Important projects of Ulisse Nolan include the present Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane, the restoration of Armitage plantation in Schriever, Louisiana, and the St. Gabriel Prison Facility in St. Gabriel, Louisiana.
For more information, visit http://seaa.tulane.edu