Division of Historic Preservation | Louisiana Office of Cultural Development

  • Hodges Gardens, Florien, LA

    Hodges Gardens, Florien, LA

  • Chalmette National Cemetery

    Chalmette National Cemetery

  • Laura Plantation, Vacherie

    Laura Plantation, Vacherie

  • African House on the grounds of the Melrose Plantation, Melrose, LA

    African House on the grounds of the Melrose Plantation, Melrose, LA

  • Plaquemine Locks

    Plaquemine Locks

Historic buildings and structures 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 and/or documented for present and future generations. The Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation's professionally trained staff work in the public's interest to recognize, revitalize, rehabilitate, and record the historic built environment in our state through the important programs and technical assistance offered.


Historic Tax Credit Reservation Process Hearing and Comment Period  

The Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation will host a public hearing to receive comments on the Notice of Intent on June 24, 2021, beginning at 9 a.m. All interested persons will be afforded an opportunity to submit data, views, or arguments, orally or in writing, at said hearing. The hearing will be held at the Division of Historic Preservation, 1051 N. Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. 

This meeting will also be accessible via Zoom, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meeting ID: 860 6885 6348
Passcode: 130879

All interested persons may submit written comments through June 30, 2021, to Alison Saunders, Tax Incentives Director, Division of Historic Preservation, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, P.O. Box 44247, Baton Rouge, LA 70804 or via email at asaunders@crt.la.gov. 

Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation 

Announced the 2021 Most Endangered Places in Louisiana

This year's list represents a mix of sites ranging from enslaved burial grounds to World War II era buildings. Listing these places acknowledges their importance to the local community and our statewide identity and economy. 

Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation's Rosenwald Schools Initiative!

Rosenwald schools were constructed for African American students during the first half of the 20th Century in Louisiana's rural communities. Community members were very instrumental in their construction as they provided matching funds in addition to, but not always, funds from the school boards and grants received from Julius Rosenwald. CLICK ON SCHOOL PLAN TO ACCESS THE LTHP WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT INITIATIVE! 

Two Room School PlanLongstreet Rosenwald School, DeSoto Parish 

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Changes to Historic Tax Credit Programs

THE FEDERAL HISTORIC REHABILITATION TAX CREDIT APPLICATION FORMS HAVE CHANGED (again)! Be sure to download and utilize the most recent forms immediately. Effective Monday, March 1, 2021, the Division of Historic Preservation will ONLY accept forms with the header Rev. 2019. (updated 01/27/2021)

STATE COMMERCIAL TAX CREDIT PROGRAM SUNSET EXTENTION AND RESERVATION CAP. During the 2020 First Extraordinary Session, the Louisiana Legislature extended the State Commercial Tax Credit Program through December 31, 2025, and placed a cap on the amount of credits reserved annually. Any Part 2 State Commercial tax credit applications received January 1, 2021 or later will be subject to the forthcoming credit reservation cap. State Commercial Part 2 applications should not be considered a reservation, and acceptance or approval of a State Commercial Part 2 application does not ensure a reservation will be available. For any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Tax Incentives Staff of the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation at (225) 342-8200.

Click here: Federal Historic & Non-Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Programs, and  State Commercial & Residential Tax Credit Programs

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