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.



The Louisiana Divisions of Archaeology and Historic Preservation within the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism's Office of Cultural Development (OCD) are beginning to develop their goals and objectives for the upcoming fiscal year.

A virtual conference will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 2pm CST by Division staff to obtain public input regarding grant priorities, distribution of funds for pursuing federal and state historic preservation mandates, and implementation of goals and objectives outlined in the OCD State Comprehensive Plan.

If you are interested in joining the conversation, you may request our video link for the meeting or provide written comments to Mrs. Tammy Bridges at tbridges@crt.la.gov or 225-219-4599 until 4pm CST on Tuesday, March 3O, 2021. 

THE 8TH NATIONAL FORUM ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION POLICY will be held April 16-17, 2021 at Tulane University in New Orleans

Sponsored by Tulane School of Architecture's Preservation Studies, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, U.S. National Park Service with support from the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans.

The Forum will focus on integrating better historic preservation in local government public policies in the U.S. Unique among professional and academic conferences, fully half of each of the four sessions will be devoted to discussion among presenters and audience.  To best facilitate this, attendance will be limited to 120 registrants and each will receive an electronic copy of all papers several weeks in advance of the Forum.  

To register, visit prcno.org/event/8th-national-forum-historic-preservation-policy. Questions? Contact Laura Ewen Blokker at lblokker@tulane.edu

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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