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40th Annual Louisiana Preservation Conference

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

$25 – $125.00


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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 4:30 p.m. – Capitol Park Event Center – 702 River Road

(Note:  Electric Depot ((pictured)) will be an afternoon tour stop and is not the location of the morning workshop).

$75 – includes boxed lunch



10 to Noon – Tour of Maison Chenal with Patsy and Dr. Jack Holden $45  Limit of 50 participants

13967 Chenal Road – Jarreau, LA 70749 (Pointe Coupee Parish)

Patsy and Dr. Jack Holden will lead guided tours of Maison Chenal, their property and collection in Pointe Coupee Parish. Over the past 40 years, the Holdens have gathered material items and stories in their scholarly pursuit of Creole culture and Louisiana furniture. The largest artifacts in their collection is the LaCour House, one of the oldest surviving structures in the Mississippi Valley, which dates to the early to mid-1700s.

The afternoon walking tours begin at 1:00 and 3:00 at the Old State Capitol – 100 North Boulevard  – $25 each  Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time.

1 to 2:30 pm Walking Tours
3 to 4:30 pm Walking Tours

Downtown Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge is a city with a rather unique architecture, vividly displaying traces of several major influences: Spanish, English and French. The tour will be led by the Baton Rouge Downtown Development District staff and will visit several sites that showcase the evolution of the downtown area, including both new and historic restoration projects using preservation tax credits. The tour will highlight buildings with varied uses such as residential, religious, hotels, offices and museums and will showcase the impact of the urban planning efforts that were started in 1998.

Beauregard Town
Led by members of the Beauregard Town Civic Association, learn about the history of Elie Toutant Beauregard and his decision in 1806 to transform his plantation into the heart of a new town in the classical French colonial architectural tradition. Though Beauregard Town has been impacted by the onslaught of modernization, many of the current buildings were constructed between 1900 and 1930 and are being restored by historic building enthusiasts drawn to the area by the historical authenticity and quiet tranquility of a neighborhood.

Mid-Mod in Downtown BR
World War II Petrochemical production ushered Baton Rouge into a golden age in the 1950s. The City’s population expanded 340 percent in a decade. As two-car families grew new neighborhoods outward, the city’s original riverfront downtown received a face-lift, too. John Sykes, Director of Magnolia Mound, and a member of the State National Register Committee, will lead a walking tour of the downtown area’s significant Mid-Century landmarks, highlighting the architects, builders and the city’s taste-makers of the 1950s.

  2019 Louisiana Trust Preservation Awards and Soiree


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

(Heavy hors d’oeuvres and Drinks) Join us for food, drinks and entertainment as we catch up with preservation friends from around the state and celebrate the winners of the 2019 Louisiana Trust Preservation Awards.

$100 through April 17 – $125 afterwards


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.

Included with general conference registration – $25 if attending the breakfast only


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

$100 through April 17 – $125 afterwards

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

Welcome – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. 

Three Concurrent Sessions with Three Separate Tracks:
Track 1: Main Street Communities
Track 2: The Benefits of Preservation
Track 3: The Details of Preservation

First Concurrent Session – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Track 1. Main Street Managers Meeting (by invitation only)
Track 2. Fallon Aidoo, Ph.D, University of New Orleans, “Problematic & Promising Foundations for Equitable Preservation”
Track 3. Betsy Levasseur, Julius Freyhan Foundation, St. Francisville – “Creating a Local Preservation Effort”.


  12 pm – 1:30 pm LUNCHEON – THE BATON ROUGE CITY CLUB, 355 N. Blvd., Baton Rouge
LTHP Annual Meeting: Slate of 2019-20 Officers and Board Members – Presiding: Donna
Richard, LTHP President; Recap of 2019 LTHP Preservation Awards
Guest Speaker: Donovan Rypkema, Principal, Place, The Economics of Preservation

Return to Old State Capitol

1:45 pm- 2:45 pm 2ND CONCURRENT SESSION
Track 1. Main Street-Donovan Rypkema, Review of Louisiana Main Street Study
Track 2. Danielle del Sol, Preservation Resource Center, New Orleans, “Big Picture Preservation: Utilizing Historic Assets to Create Vibrant, Modern Cities”
Track 3. Panel Discussion on Case Studies – Moderator: John Stubbs, Tulane University, Panel: Cassie Condrey (Lake Providence), Richard Gibbs (New Roads), Michael Hopping (Paulina)

Track 1. Jessica Richardson, LA DOTD, “When Your Mid-Century Modern Building is Now Historic”.
Track 2. Jeffery Smith, Holly & Smith Architects, “The History and Revitalization of Hammond, Louisiana”
Track 3. Dyke Nelson, DNA Workshop – Electric Depot, “Small Details That Make a Big Community Impact”





May 2 @ 10:00 am
May 3 @ 4:00 pm
$25 – $125.00
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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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