About Staples Pake

The historic Staples Pake building is located in the heart of downtown Mobile, offering commercial space and luxury residential units. The building was completely renovated to the highest specifications in 2016-17, though its charm and patina were painstakingly preserved. 

A 30,000 square foot three-story brick building typical of the late Federal architecture, Staples Pake was originally constructed in the 1850’s as office space for Jonathan Emanuel, a cotton broker and prominent Mobile business leader who later became president of Mobile Mutual Insurance Company.   The “Emanuel” building was acquired in 1903 by the newly organized Bank of Mobile and subsequently remodeled by George B. Rogers, a prominent Mobile architect. Rogers made extensive alterations which resulted in the Italian Renaissance facade of Indiana limestone facing St. Michael Street and a corresponding stuccoed and scored west side facing Royal. The Bank of Mobile opened for business in 1904 and soon became integral to the financial growth of the city’s institutions. The bank closed in 1917 but the building continued to be occupied by a variety of business firms. The building was renamed in 1927 to the Staples-Powell, a name it retained until 1938 when the current owner’s names were designated, Staples and Pake.

“Staples-Pake was acquired by BEC Development in 2016 and underwent an extensive renovation while adhering to strict historic preservation principles. BEC Development is a fully licensed and insured, residential and commercial contracting company based in New Orleans, Louisiana, with several French Quarter properties under its management.”

Nola Revival is a subsidiary of BEC Development, a New Orleans-based historic renovation and property management company.

Established in 2010, holdings currently include:

Lakeview of New Orleans, LA

  • 7,672 GLA 
    • Residential apartments

Irish Channel of New Orleans, LA

  • 3,350 GLA
    • Residential apartments

French Quarter of New Orleans, LA

  • 8,000 GLA 305 Decatur St.
    • Mixed use project with 5 apartments and 1 retail space
  • 16,000 GLA 216 Chartres St.
    • Mixed use project with 13 apartments and 1 retail space
  • 10,500 GLA 309 Chartres St.
    • Currently under construction
  • Mixed use project with 6 apartments and 1 retail space