A talented and prolific Louisiana architect, A. Hays Town shaped the residential architecture in mid- to late twentieth-century Louisiana. His seventy-year practice can be divided into three notable, and highly distinct, phases. First, he contributed to the adaptation of modern architectural vocabulary in Louisiana. In addition, he demonstrated the beauty and potential of this style for the state’s building challenges. Finally, he showed how this tradition could be broadened to incorporate strategies and imagery from the region’s earlier design traditions."