A Guide to the Betty L. Moss Architectural Collection, 1950-2007 Moss, Betty L., Architectural Collection Ms2008-071

A Guide to the Betty L. Moss Architectural Collection, 1950-2007

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Collection Number Ms2008-071


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2008-071
Title
Betty L. Moss Architectural Collection, 1950-2007
Physical Characteristics
56.5 Cubic Feet 255 boxes; 6 oversize folders
Creator
Moss, Betty
Language
English
Abstract
The Betty L. Moss Architectural Collection contains the architectural renderings, business correspondence/notes of Betty Moss, an architect from New Orleans, Louisiana. Types of structures included in drawings are houses, apartment buildings, condominiums, religious centers, businesses, antique shops, offices, hospitals, and centers for convalescence.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Betty L. Moss Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Betty L. Moss Architectural Collection, Ms2008-071 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Betty L. Moss Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in 2008.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Betty L. Moss Architectural Collection commenced in May, 2008 and was completed in December, 2008.


Biographical Information

Betty Anne Lipper was born in 1921 in Houston, Texas, to Lawrence Lipper and Betty Silverman. Betty Lipper married Hartwig Moss II and had two children. Moss attended Newcomb College and Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Colombia, Missouri, and received a bachelor's in journalism from Tulane in 1942. Moss later returned to Tulane in the 1950s and earned a bachelor's degree in Architecture in 1960. After over forty years, Moss was awarded a master's degree in architecture from Tulane in 2004. Starting her practice in her 40s, Moss continued to work for more than four decades and produced designs for many houses and small office buildings in New Orleans. An outspoken defender of building preservation and conservation, Moss ardently defended against the demolition of the Rivergate (an exhibition center) on Canal Street in New Orleans. The Rivergate was demolished; and, Moss and Abbye A. Gorin wrote a six-minute film about the structure. After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, Moss composed plans for rebuilding and safety guidelines for disaster prevention. Betty Moss died October 22, 2007.

Scope and Content

The Betty L. Moss Architectural Collection contains the drawings and business correspondence/notes of Betty L. Moss, an architect from New Orleans, Louisiana, practicing largely in the second half of the twentieth century. Structures appearing in drawings include: houses, apartment buildings, condominiums, religious centers, businesses, antique shops, offices, hospitals, and centers for convalescence. The locations of most projects center around New Orleans, Louisiana; but, some structures were designed for Texas, Mississippi, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Idaho. These drawings include projects that were constructed, as well as others that may not have been built. Projects range from plans for the design of the Moss residence made in 1950 to proposals drafted after Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans in 2005. Architectural designs on illustration board, some tinted, date from Moss's study at Tulane University. Correspondence includes letters to and from clients, professionals, and tradesmen. Interoffice notes and pages from catalogs illustrating fixtures also appear.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by architectural project. Projects appear in chronological order from their beginning.

Related Material

Gorin, Abbye A. Videotape and Catalog of Work, 1995-1997. Ms97-009.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Women -- History

Contents List

Box 1-3
Single Residence for Mr. and Mrs. H. Moss, 1950-1981
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 1.

Folder 1
A Regional Dwelling, 1955
Folder 2
An Art Gallery, 1955
Box 4
Residence for Mr. Esmond Phelps and A Living Porch Residence of Mr. & Mrs. Robert I. Reisfeld, 1956 [1923]
Folder 3
A Candy Shop, 1956
Folder 4
A Methodist Church, 1956
Box 5
Plaza Shopping--A Building for the I.L.A., 1957
Box 6
A Proposed Redevelopment of 1120 Thalia Street, 1957
Box 7
Hartwig Moss Insurance, 1959-2004
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 2-3.

Folder 5
A United States Consulate, 1960
Folder 6
An All Purpose Meeting Room, 1960
Box 7
Temple Beth El, 1960
Box 16
A House for Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth Leithman, 1960
Box 17-27
Lakewood South I and II, 1960-1997
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 5-6.

Box 28-47
411; 411-415 Royal Street, 1961-2001
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 7-8.

Box 48-51
L'Elysee--Luxury Apartment Living, 1961
Box 52
A House for Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. Weiss, 1961
Box 53
Alterations to a House at 1817 Marengo Street, 1961
Box 54-55
A House for Mr. and Mrs. Jack Weiss, 1961
Box 56
National Food Store, Katz and Bestoff Drugs and Finance Company; Commercial Development--Pivach--Perino Reality Inc., 1962
Box 57-58
A House for Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Feingerts, 1962-1967
Box 59
Alterations to a House for Mr. and Mrs. Lester Shapiro, 1962
Box 60
The Marguery for Urban Living, 1963
Box 61
Alterations to a House for Mr. and Mrs. Adrian C. Benjamin, Jr., 1963
Box 62
House for Mr. and Mrs. Paul Maloney, Jr., 1963
Box 63-65
A House for Mr. and Mrs. John Breyer, 1963
Box 66
A House for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Prins, 1964
Box 67
Alterations to Temple Sinai Religious School Building, 1964
Box 68
An Addition to a House for Mr. and Mrs. Blake West, 1964
Box 69
Moss Antiques, 1964
Box 70-74
A House for Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Reisfeld, 1964-1972
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 10.

Box 75
Alterations to a House at 6201 St. Charles Ave., 1964
Box 76-78
A House for North Pascagoula Realty Company, 1964
Box 79
Houses for Luling, Louisiana, 1964
Box 80
A House for Mr. Peter E. Newman, 1964-1965
Box 81
A House for Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Sterner, 1964
Box 82
A Pool Enclosure, 1965
Box 83
An Addition to a Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kahn II, 1965
Box 84
Addition to the House of Mr. and Mrs. George Marcuse, 1965
Box 85
West Bank Academy (A Preliminary Design), 1965
Box 86
Proposed Redevelopment of 3337 South Claiborne, 1965
Box 87
A House for Dr. and Mrs. Louis Hughes, 1965
Box 88
An Addition to a Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kahn II, 1965
Box 89
Sara Mayo Hospital, 1965-1966
Box 90
A House for Mr. and Mrs. William Carter, 1965
Box 91
Alterations to an Existing House for Judge and Mrs. Walter Marcus, Jr., 1966
Box 92
New Threshold and Fence for Mr. and Mrs. Morris W. Newman, 1966
Box 93
A House for Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Tubbs, Jr., 1966
Box 94-96
Burka Job, 1966-1967
Box 97
Proposed Four Unit Apartment Building, 1966
Box 98
Alterations to a House for Mr. & Mrs. Jack M. Weiss, 1968
Box 99
A House for G. Walter Loewenbaum & Mrs. Joel Simon Loewenbaum, 1968
Box 100-104
Proposed Addition to Existing Office Building for Sam Reisfeld and Son, 1968-1970
Box 105
A Proposed Subdivision of Lots A and B, 1969
Box 106
Enclosure of First Floor Screened Porch and Playroom for Kohlmeyer, 1969
Box 107
Alterations and Additions to an Existing House for Mr. and Mrs. Milton Sbisa, 1971
Box 108
Additions and Alterations to an Existing House for Mr. and Mrs. Hartwig Moss III, 1971-1974
Box 109
Alterations and Additions to an Existing House for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stich, 1972
Box 110
A Swimming Pool and Accessory Building for Dr. and Mrs. Howard Strauss, 1972
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 11.

Box 111
An Addition for Mr. and Mrs. Peter Moss, 1972-1976
Box 112-120
Office Building of Robert Reisfeld, 1972-1988
Box 121-122
A House for Mr. and Mrs. Milton Dureau, Jr., 1973-1987
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 12.

Box 123
Additions and Alterations to an Existing House for Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Farber, 1973
Box 124-125
A House for Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Lacabe, 1974
Box 126
Griffin Project, 1975
Box 127
A House for Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Alexander, 1976
Box 128
Additions and Alterations to an Existing House for Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Cooper (original and renovations), 1976
Box 129
Alterations to an Existing Building for William Sabatier, 1976
Box 130
325 Royal Street, 1977-1991
Box 131
St. John, 1977
Box 132-134
Restoration of a Three Apartment Building, 1978
Box 135
Alterations to the Cynthia Building for Mrs. Marguerite P. Keil, 1979-1981
Box 136-138
Renovation on 1621 State Street, 1979-1986
Box 139
Alterations to an Existing House for Mr. and Mrs. Hartwig Moss III, 1980
Box 140
Proposed Development of a Site on Versailles Blvd., 1980
Box 141
Redevelopment of 730 South Pierre Street, 1980
Box 142-148
Office Building for B&G Crane Services and Sun Erection, 1982-1984
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 13.

Box 149
Donner Estates, 1985
Box 150
Redevelopment of 1454 Joseph Street, 1985
Box 151
Alterations to Residence F, 1986
Box 152
Parking Lot Revisions for Mrs. Jon B. Strauss,, 1986
Box 153
Alterations to 6319 Story St., 1986
Box 154
Carport Enclosure at 222 Hector Avenue, 1986
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 14.

Box 155-156
Additions and Alterations to 1636 Valence Street, 1987
Box 157
A House for Mildred G. Tobias, 1987
Box 158
Greengates Revised, 1987
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 15.

Box 159
Alterations to 313 Royal Street, 1988
Box 160
Part Seventh Floor Plan Park VII Apartments, 1988
Box 161
Antique Furniture Storage Building for Mrs. Jon Strauss, 1989
Box 162
Variations on a House for a 30'x120' Interior, 1989
Box 163
Alterations to an Existing House for Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rosenberg, 1989
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 16.

Box 164
Burrow Project-a Driveway and Bath, 1990-1994
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 17.

Box 165
Cola Job, 1991-2000
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 18.

Box 166
Renovation of 4602-4604 Constance Street, 1992
Box 167
Combination of K & L, Fourth Floor, 2100 St. Charles Ave, 1992
Box 168
Garfield Street Job, 1992
Box 169
Restoration of 3012-3014 Bienville Street, 1993-1994
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 19.

Box 170-171
Lambeth House, 1993-1994
See also Box 255 Folder 20.
Box 172
Proposed Housing for Indigent Mothers with AIDS with Children with AIDS, 1993
Box 173
Adaptive Re-use of Rivergate as the Land-based Gambling Casino in New Orleans, 1994
Box 174
Proposed Adaptive Re-Use of 3000 Magazine as a Facility for Persons with AIDS, Arrested Tuberculosis and Related Problems, 1994
Box 175
Renovation of 7614 Sycamore, 1994
Box 176
Alterations to an Existing House for Mrs. Jon B. Strauss, 1995
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 21.

Box 177
Preliminary Schematic Redevelopment of 213-215 Alonzo Street, 1994
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 22.

Box 178-180
2200 St. Charles Ave. Condominium, 1992-2002
Box 181
Alterations to Fairway Drive Residence, 1997-2000
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 23.

Box 182-183
A House for Shawn Doyle, 1998
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 24.

Box 184
Rearrangements of 1 Apartment, 1999
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 25.

Box 185
Rearrangements to 4M: The Carol Condominium, 1991
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 26.

Box 186-194
A House for Anne and Lou Zenowich, 1999-2000
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 27.

Box 195
Rearrangements to an Apartment for Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jellin, 2001
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 28.

Box 196-201
A Plan for West Village, 2004-2005
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 29.

Box 202
A Swinging Gate for Mr. and Mrs. Morris Newman, 2005
Box 203
Preliminary Plan for Moss Family LLC, 2005
Box 204-208
A Block for New Orleans, 2005
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 30-31.

Box 209-210
A House for 2525 Deers Street, 2006
Box 211
231 Royal Street, 2006
Box 212
A House for Joseph Garcia, 2006
Box 213-214
Alterations and Additions to 965 Nashville Ave., n.d.
Box 215-216
Renovation of 305 Royal Street, n.d.
Box 217-218
Selma Moss, Inc., n.d.
Box 219
House for Mr. and Mrs. Cleven J. Daigle, n.d.
Box 220
A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Lester A. Levy, n.d.
Box 221-222
W. G. Moses Residence, n.d.
Box 223
A House for Lakewood Builders, Inc., n.d.
Box 224
Repairs to 5127 Laurel Street, n.d.
Box 225
Building on Carrollton Avenue and Zimple Street, n.d.
Box 226
Linda Vista, n.d.
Box 227
Job on the Intersection of Montegut and Chartres Street, n.d.
Scope and Contents note

See also Box 255 Folder 32.

Box 228
78-80 Newcomb Blvd., n.d.
Box 229
12-A and 12-b Austerlitz Street, n.d.
Box 230
Diagram of City Blocks, n.d.
Box 231
4118 Constance Street, n.d.
Box 232-248
Untitled Multi-drawing Projects, n.d.
Box 11-12
Box 249-254
Untitled Single Drawings, n.d.
Box-Folder 255
1
Note Accompanying Plans for Moss Residence, n.d.
Box-Folder 255
2
Safety Code Materials for Hartwig Moss Insurance, n.d.
Box-Folder 255
3
Letters to Hartwig Moss Insurance, 1993, 2004
Box-Folder 255
4
Note from the Louisiana Landmarks Society, 1960
Box-Folder 255
5
5574 Jacquelyn Court Project, 1997-1998
Box-Folder 255
6
"Event Notice" (Originally with Jacquelyn Court Plans), 1997
Box-Folder 255
7
Materials Concerning 411 Royal Street, 1992
Box-Folder 255
8
Sketch of 411-413 Royal Street, n.d.
Box-Folder 255
9
Certificate of Insurance for Weiss Project, 1962
Box-Folder 255
10
Microfilm of Reisfeld Project, n.d.
Box-Folder 255
11
Materials Accompanying Strauss Project, 1959, 1971
Box-Folder 255
12
Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Milton Dureau, 1987
Box-Folder 255
13
Materials for B&G Crane Services Project, 1983
Box-Folder 255
14
Letter and Survey Sent to Zoning and Appeals Board for Stone Project, 1986
Box-Folder 255
15
Envelope with Measurements [Originally with Greengates Revised], n.d.
Box-Folder 255
16
Envelope with Handwritten Specifications and Sketches, n.d.
Box-Folder 255
17
Specifications for Burrow Driveway, c.1990-1991
Box-Folder 255
18
Supporting Materials for Cola Job, 2000
Box-Folder 255
19
Supporting Materials for the Associated Catholic Charities Project, 1993-1994
Box-Folder 255
20
Letter Concerning the Proposed Development of Lambeth House, 1994
Box-Folder 255
21
Specifications for Strauss Project, n.d.
Box-Folder 255
22
Letters and Specifications for 213-215 Alonzo Street, 1994
Box-Folder 255
23
Survey of 204 Fairway Drive, 1994
Box-Folder 255
24
Materials Concerning Doyle Project, 1998
Box-Folder 255
25
Plumbing Specifications for the "Rearrangements of One Apartment", n.d.
Box-Folder 255
26
Scribbling Concerning 4M: The Carol Condominium, n.d.
Box-Folder 255
27
Request Form Concerning Zenowich Project, 2001
Box-Folder 255
28
Schedule of Openings, Specifications, and Drawings for "Rearrangements to an Apartment", n.d.
Box-Folder 255
29
Letter Concerning Hummel Project, 2005
Box-Folder 255
30
Letter "To Whom it May Concern", 2005
Box-Folder 255
31
Letter to the Honorable Barney Frank, 2007
Box-Folder 255
32
Directions to "Keep it Simple", n.d.
Box-Folder 255
33
Mathematical Notes, n.d.
Box-Folder 255
34
Untitled Drawings and Catalog Pages, n.d.