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40th Annual Louisiana Preservation Conference

May 2 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 4:00 pm

$75.00 – $125.00


100 available
Historic Tax Credit Workshop$75.00We'll explore current topics and answer questions about the Louisiana state historic tax credits and Federal historic tax credit programs. A boxed lunch is included in your registration for the workshop. The afternoon will feature a tour of Baton Rouge projects made possible by the tax credit programs.
Unlimited available
Early Bird - 40th Annual Louisiana Preservation Conference$100.00Registration includes the Investor's Breakfast, Conference Welcome and Sessions as well as lunch at the Baton Rouge City Club. Early Bird registration ends Saturday, March 30.
Unlimited available
Early Bird - 2019 Louisiana Trust Preservation Awards and Gala$100.00Join us at Capitol Park Museum as we honor winners of the 2019 Louisiana Trust Preservation Awards. Early Bird registration ends Saturday, March 30.

Mark your calendar for the 40th Annual Louisiana Preservation Conference in Baton Rouge – May 2 & 3, 2019.  We’ll have tours, workshops, demonstrations, awards and educational sessions.

A room block has been reserved for Thursday, May 2 at Hotel Indigo, Downtown Baton Rouge Riverfront – 200 Convention Street

Thursday, May 2 

Historic Tax Credits Workshop and Tour  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Capitol Park Event Center – 702 River Road

Historic Tax Credits of Baton Rouge Tour and Q&A – 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Various Tours (time and topic T.B.D.)

  2019 Louisiana Trust Preservation Awards and Soiree

Capitol Park Museum – 660 North 4th Street  6 to 9 p.m.


Friday, May 3

  Investor’s Breakfast 7 to 9 a.m. – Old Governor’s Mansion – 502 North Blvd. –

Connecting developers, investors and owners of historic buildings to facilitate more rehabilitation projects across the state.

Sponsored by the Louisiana Trust, Preserve Louisiana and Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans.


  2019 Louisiana Preservation Conference – Old State Capitol – 100 North Blvd.

Registration – Rotunda –  8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Welcome – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. 

First Concurrent Session – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Main Street Track  – Main Street Managers meeting with Lt. Gov. Nungesser (invitation only)

Preservation Benefits –  Michael Desmond, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, School of Architecture, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Preservation Details  –  T.B.D.

  Luncheon – 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. – Baton Rouge City Club – 355 North Blvd.

Guest Speaker:  Donovan Rypkema, Principal, Place Economics – Discussing Recent Report on Louisiana Main Street Communities

Second Concurrent Session – 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. – Old State Capitol

Main Street Track  – Donovan Rypkema

Preservation Benefits –  Danielle del Sol, Executive Director, Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans

Preservation Details  –  Panel Discussion

Third Concurrent Session – 3 to 4 p.m.

Main Street Track  –  Jessica Richardson, LA DOTD – When Your Mid-Century Modern Building is Now Historic

Preservation Benefits –  Fallon Aidoo, Ph.D, UNO, Asst. Professor, Department of Planning and Urban Studies

Preservation Details  –  Dyke Nelson, DNA Workshop-Baton Rouge’s Electric Depot


We’re taking applications for student scholarships through March 30. More details may be found here.



May 2 @ 10:00 am
May 3 @ 4:00 pm
$75.00 – $125.00


Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation
Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation


Louisiana Old State Capitol
100 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70801 United States
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