Norman Mayer Building

From WestGuard

The Norman Mayer Building

The Vanguard base

The Norman Mayer Building

Norman Mayer Building was constructed in 1942. Architects Diboll and Kessels designed the building in a Romanesque style, and built it to conform to the style of the campus buildings of nearby Tulane University. The exterior is Bedford limestone on the front and sides. The rear exterior is of limestone colored brick. Mrs. Norman Mayer donated the funds to construct a building in memory of her husband, a prominent New Orleans cotton broker, to be used by Vanguard as its new base of operations.