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NOAF Building Tour: The New Orleans Advocate

  • The New Orleans Advocate 840 St Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA, 70130 United States (map)

Join us for an exclusive tour of The New Orleans Advocate offices on 840 St. Charles Ave.! The tour will be lead by Architect and Artist Tore Wallin. The newly renovated building was originally the Klein Motors car dealership designed by famed architects, Curtis and Davis, known for their designs of the Rivergate and Superdome.

Registrants will hear from the architects and enjoy a full tour of the facility, which holds fifty New Orleans-based journalists and advertising sales staff, as well as offices for the owners and publisher. The event is $20 for "Friends of NOAF", $25 for general tickets and is open to the public. Only 35 spots are available. Registration is required and includes complimentary refreshments at the start of the tour.

The Advocate’s renovation stripped the building to its beams, then painstakingly restored the original look. In addition to the Advocate offices, the 20,000-square foot building has a large assembly and event space, as well as a second-floor suite with additional entertainment space and a recessed balcony for Mardi Gras parade-watching. The lobby, once the car dealer showroom, is connected to the second floor by a new feature, a 20-foot high spiral staircase that overlooks the lobby and the newsroom. A giant mural of historic New Orleans photos and newspaper pages will fill an entire wall of the newsroom. Another mural in the entrance space will surround the visitor with the live oaks of City Park.