Emile Weil, Architect of New Orleans’ Landmarks


Emile Weil (1878-1945) began his career in architecture as a draughtsman for several architectural firms before establishing his own practice in 1899. Weil was well versed in the revival styles of the period including Neo-Classical, Richardsonian Romanesque and Spanish Colonial Revival styles.

During his prolific career, Weil designed many of New Orleans more outstanding landmarks of the era including:

  • Saenger Theater - listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Touro Synagogue
  • The Whitney Bank Building
  • Benjamin-Moore-Christovitch Residence at 5531 St. Charles Ave.
  • Newberger-Levin House at 1640 Palmer Ave.
  • Triplex Residence of Mrs. M. W. Salomon at 5428 St. Charles Ave. (proposed for demolition & hearing scheduled for September 6, 2011)
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