Announcing the 2021 Most Endangered Places

Announcing the 2021 Louisiana Most Endangered Places For Immediate Release Baton Rouge, LA - Louisiana is known for its rich history and cultural diversity.  Louisiana’s historic sites represent the past, but often these sites become neglected, abandoned, or ultimately demolished.  The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation works statewide to help identify and advocate for our state’s historic […]

#BeadBomb2021 Photo Contest

You may have heard of heart-bombing historic sites with Valentine hearts, but here in Louisiana we get to go extra with some Mardi Gras flavor.  Show us your favorite historic places in Louisiana that you care for this Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras season with #BeadBomb2021! Share i mages of historic sites dressed in their […]

Nominations for 2021 Most Endangered Places and Preservation Awards Now Open

The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting nominations for its annual list of Most Endangered Places and honorees for Louisiana Preservation Awards for 2021. Each year historic sites threatened for various reasons such as demolition, neglect, funding, etc are selected to the Most Endangered List to bring awareness and attention to our rapidly […]

Meet the Board – Megan Harrison Lord

Name: Megan Harrison Lord Current Occupation: Shop Owner, Southern Chic and Preservationist/Designer, Hunt & Gather Home, LLC Hometown & Current Town: Alexandria, LA (with stops in Alabama, Savannah, Georgia, and New Orleans) When/How did you realize you were a preservationist? I have loved old buildings since I was a child, so I think I’ve always been a […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet the Board – Ben Luke

Next up in our “Meet the Board” blog series is Ben Luke.  Ben has served on the LTHP board since 2017 and is based out the Marksville area. ________________ Name: Ben Luke Current Occupation: Attorney, Owner of Ben Luke Law and Ben Luke Abstract & Title Co. – offices in Marksville, Alexandria, Lake Charles, and […]