Guest Blog: The Mystery of the McDonoghville Cemetery

Recently one of our members, Joan Garner, reached out about a historic cemetery in her neighborhood.  She has been researching its history and piecing together a timeline of events and activities about this historic final resting ground.  Mysteries have arisen on varying ownership over the years as well as hidden histories of former slave graves.  […]

Historic for the Holidays Photo Contest

Tis the season to be historic! After a great run of our October “spooky” photo contest, we are now turning to the holiday season! Get in the holiday spirit by exploring and photographing some of your favorite historic sites and local downtown communities dressed for the holidays season.  Up to three photo entries can be […]

Meet the Board – Sand Warren Marmillon

Get to know our board’s Immediate Past President, Sand Marmillion and learn what preservation in Louisiana means to her. Name: Sand Warren Marmillion Current Occupation: Curator & Manager of Laura Plantation Hometown & Current Town: New Orleans & Vacherie When/How did you realize you were a preservationist?  About 30 years ago my husband, Norman Marmillion, […]

LTHP Revolving Fund Recognized by Stonehenge Capital

Stonehenge Capital and LTHP staff

Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation (LTHP) has been recognized as part of Stonehenge Capital’s 2020 charitable giving supporting historic preservation organizations in Louisiana. Stonehenge selected LTHP for its effort with its statewide Revolving Fund Program working to save endangered historic properties from demolition.  Since 2015, LTHP’s Revolving Fund Program has rescued […]

Remembering Sue Ball – An Advocate for Shreveport

Remembering Sue Ball – A Shreveport Advocate Last month, Shreveport lost one of its greatest preservation advocates, Mary Sue Ball.  Sue left a legacy and became to be known as “Miss Highland.” She was devoted to help restore, promote, and maintain the historic Highland and Fairfield neighborhoods of Shreveport. Sue volunteered to improve the quality […]

Meet the Board – Steve Mintz

Steve Mintz joined the Louisiana Trust board of directors in July 2020 and is excited to connect with other preservationists across the state.   Name: Steve Mintz Current Occupation: Retired from Financial Profession. Hometown: Monroe, Louisiana Current Town: West Monroe , Louisiana. When/how did you realize you were a preservationist? It was a decades process […]

Louisiana Trust Launches Effort to Identify Former Rosenwald Schools Across State

Baton Rouge, LA – In the early 20th century, a partnership between Booker T. Washington of the Tuskegee Institute and Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears & Roebuck, built thousands of schools for African American children in the rural areas of the South.  Louisiana saw 442 of those 5400 school buildings constructed, with grants from Rosenwald […]

Meet the Board – Lisa Condrey Ward

Name: Lisa Condrey-Ward Current Occupation: Attorney/ Hotelier/ Real Estate Developer Hometown: Lake Providence, LA Current Town: Covington, LA When/How did you realize you were a preservationist?  As a child, my mother and I toured the historic homes of Natchez, MS and many other places we visited. I was always interested in history and the stories […]

Meet the Board – Cassie Condrey

Name: Cassie Condrey Current Occupation: Writer, Photographer, Proprietor at Bernard House Hometown & Current Town: Lake Providence, LA When/How did you realize you were a preservationist? I see now that I was very young, just a girl. Going through abandoned farm houses and studying wallpapers and floor plans and artifacts left behind. I have mourned […]

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