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Call for Nominations:  Louisiana’s Most Endangered Places

We want to hear from you!  Do you know of a historic place that’s threatened with demolition of alteration?  Let us know about it.

Nominations will be reviewed by LTHP’s board and announced in Spring 2018.  LA Most Endangered Nomination_2018

Spring Ramble – Keachi and DeSoto ParishIMG_4287

Join us DeSoto Parish on Saturday, March 3rd for our Spring 2018 Ramble.  We’ll explore one of the state’s best collections of Greek Revival architecture.  Keachi was settled in the 1840s and 1850s by families from South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, who brought an appreciation for refined style to the Louisiana frontier.  Your registration includes tours of homes, churches, a Masonic lodge, store and one of the state’s few remaining Rosenwald Schools, as well as a boxed lunch.  Click HERE to reserve your space today.  Discount for LTHP members.

39th Annual Louisiana Preservation Conference – Thibodaux – May 16-18

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Rienzi Plantation – Site of Developer’s Breakfast – Friday, May 18th

Enjoy some Cajun hospitality in May, at the 39th Annual Louisiana Preservation Conference in Thibodaux. Registration and schedule coming soon.

Wednesday, May 16 – afternoon
1 to 5 p.m. – Tours of Bayou Lafourche, Downtown Thibodaux and the Architecture of Henry Howard; Traditonal Trades Demonstrations and Talks; Historic Tax Credit Workshop
5:30 to 9 p.m. – Patron’s Party; Louisiana Trust Soiree and Preservation Awards at Ducros Plantation
Thursday, May 17
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Conference sessions, panel discussions and luncheon (included in registration)
6 to 9 p.m. – “Be Our Guest”, Small, professionally catered dinners hosted by local homeowners. (included in registration).
Friday, May 18 – morning
9 to 11 a.m. – Developer’s Breakfast at Rienzi Plantation – Whether you’re a building owner, investor, banker or just have a building that needs rehabilitating, this is the place to be. The contacts made during this event could help save a building and kickstart greater preservation momentum in your community. (included in registration)

Revolving Fund Program – Actively Saving Endangered Buildings

Louisiana Trust’s Revolving Fund Program began in November 2015 and is active in saving endangered historic buildings around the state.  We currently have projects in Alexandria and Homer.  If you know of an endangered historic building in your area, please let us know.

Wooden commercial buildings – 500 & 504 East Main – Homer. FOR SALE

Lowery-Brazier House in Donaldsonville, LA.

Lowery-Brazier House in Donaldsonville, LA. – SOLD

2323 Webster Street in Alexandria's Garden District - stabilized with LTHP's Revolving Fund Program.

2323 Webster Street in Alexandria’s Garden District – stabilized with LTHP’s Revolving Fund Program. FOR SALE

 Mission

The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation advocates, promotes and preserves historic places representing our diverse culture.

History

The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation was founded in 1979 for cultural and educational purposes pertaining to historic preservation. The Founders understood that an organized state-wide network of preservationists was a critical component to promote the preservation of the diverse culture and historic resources of Louisiana through education, technical assistance, outreach and advocacy. The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation is the statewide partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Covering All Corners of Louisiana

LTHP is a 501(c)3 organization that was established in 1979 as a non-profit educational corporation chartered by the state of Louisiana and governed by a board of directors representing all areas of the state.  Donations to the Louisiana Trust are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Most Endangered Structures

Structures listed on the Most Endangered list are significantly threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or other threats. Ideally these structures are historic in being more than 50 years of age and are historically significant. Preservation Louisiana and a Field Services Representative conducts on-site visits and works with the property owner / community leaders in creating a viable preservation strategy for the structure.

Follow us on Facebook:  @LTHPreservation and Instagram @louisianatrust


Click below to join our team in helping preserve these historic resources and the heritage of Louisiana.

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Active members of the Louisiana Trust receive a substantial discount at Sherwin-Williams Paint stores nationwide.  Whether you’re giving a new look to a room or painting the entire house, the savings will more than pay for your membership, and you’ll be helping to save endangered historic buildings across the state.

Thank you for your support!