Strategic Plan
2014-15 through 2018-19


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Division of Historic Preservation

Historic buildings play a special role in creating the distinctive character of each and every community. Their essential legacy of cultural, educational, recreational, aesthetic, social, and environmental benefits must be preserved for present and future generations. The Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation's professionally trained staff works in the public's interest to preserve and restore these buildings so they can enhance and enrich our environment and, thus, our lives.

Historic preservation does more than just communicate the past. By saving an important part of our heritage, the Division of Historic Preservation energizes Louisiana's cultural economy. We help local craftsmen, artists, and lovers of history find places to live, work, and play. Although we strive to preserve the best examples of our state's architecture, we also focus upon buildings representing the forces that shaped Louisiana's history and culture. Thus, we help the tourism industry provide destinations for out-of-state visitors who wish to enjoy the unique Louisiana experience. To make these things happen, we actively assist property owners to apply for National Register status and qualify for the federal and state tax incentives that often make the restoration of historic buildings possible. We also devise strategies to rejuvenate downtown commercial districts through our Main Street program.

Physical AddressOffice of Historic Preservation
Capitol Annex Building
1051 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 44247
Baton Rouge LA 70804
Phone:(225) 342-8160
Fax:(225) 219-9772



Natchitoches Celebrates 300 Years 1714-2014  

Louisiana's Oldest City is 300 years old and she has never looked better!


THE STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE is updating Louisiana’s Comprehensive Statewide Historic Preservation Plan. The SHPO is composed of the Division of Archaeology and Division of Historic Preservation. The Plan plays an important role in the decisions the SHPO makes and helps chart a course conducive to the needs of our historic preservation constituents. 

Please take a moment to engage the 12-question survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LASHPO_PLAN2015 and share with family, friends, colleagues and anyone else interested in Archaeology and Historic Preservation. The eventual plan will reflect the ideas and inspiration provided. Your feedback will help guide preservation efforts for our office in the 2015-2023 periods. THANK YOU.