New Orleans Cotton Exchange Building

231 Carondelet St., New Orleans, Louisiana

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Since 1921, this eight story steel-framed stone building has been the headquarters of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange. Organized in 1871, the exchange was the principal spot market of the world and a leading futures market, outranked only by Liverpool and New York, well into the 1920s. The success of the exchange was due in large part to its first superintendent and long-time secretary, Henry G. Hester, the "Father of Cotton Statistics," whose work reduced investment risk. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 22, 1977

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Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1977
Reference number
77000675
Architectural styles
American Movement: Chicago; Other architectural type; Commercial
Areas of significance
Commerce; Agriculture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Professional
Current function
Professional
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1921

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  • August 10, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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