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8 De Novo: Newsl. L. Libr. La. 1 (2010-2011)

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Designing a Courthouse

Spotlight on Edwin Mahoney

Animal Law Update

Recent Visitors to the Court

Tout Ensemble
Taking Part in the Process

Farewell to Dr Collins


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NEW MUSEUM EXHIBIT: A CENTURY OF ENDURANCE


7heNew  Orleans Court Building on Royal Street, circa 1910 (Courtesy The Library of Congress)


by Jenny Creevy


T he Law Library is proud
      to  present  an  exhibit
celebrating the 100th anniversary
of our  building at 400  Royal
Street. Located in the Louisiana
Supreme   Court  Museum,   the
exhibit traces the storied rise,
fall, and rebirth of this hundred-
year-old structure using historic
photographs,  documents,  and
other rare material.

As  early as the mid 1800s, the
legal  community    recognized
the need for a new building to
safely and  conveniently house
the Supreme  Court, civil courts,
Orleans Court  of Appeal, State
Library, and  other  municipal
and state offices. However, the


successful movement  to  build
a courthouse to meet the needs
of  these agencies would  not
take shape  until 1898, when
prominent   members   of  the
Louisiana   Bar    Association
united to lobby the Louisiana
Legislature.  The  Courthouse
Commission,  created in 1902 by
the legislature and representing
the shared efforts of city and
state, would  see the  project
through to completion.

The  exhibit begins  with  an
introduction  to  the  history
of  the   Louisiana  Supreme
Court before 1910. It includes
photos, courtesy of the Library
of Congress and the Louisiana
State Museum, of the court


when   it was  housed  at  the
Cabildo. In one of the images, the
portrait collection of Louisiana
judges can be seen hanging on the
courtroom's walls; these portraits
are now   displayed throughout
the  current courthouse.  The
exhibit   continues  with    a
display   case  focusing   on
the  Courthouse   Commission,
including   biographies   and
portraits of the members along
with  reproductions of  actual
hand-written minutes from their
meetings.

The    next   part   of   the
exhibit  features a  series of
photographs   (courtesy of the
Historic New Orleans Collection)
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                                                                                            Summer/Fall 2010


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                                     The Newsletter of
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