6401 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA
Constructed in 1933, partially with funds earned by Tulane University’s football team in its 1932 appearance in the Rose Bowl, Devlin Fieldhouse is the 9th-oldest continuously active basketball venue in the United States. In 2012, Crescent Growth Capital was hired to supervise the state historic tax credit application and monetization process for the fieldhouse’s $5 million historic rehabilitation.
CGC authored two sets of historic preservation certification applications for the two-phase project, translating architect Gould Evans’ design into an easily-comprehensible narrative resulting in no conditions attached to the Part 2 approvals issued by the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation.
The rehabilitated fieldhouse retains the original’s fine Art Deco exterior while re-exposing the steel trusses and redwood ceiling decking formerly obscured by a drop ceiling installed in an earlier renovation. The entrance lobby and common areas were recast according to a more spacious design prescribing clean lines and a dark color palette. Additional work was accomplished renovating and expanding public restrooms and locker rooms.