Request for Auction Donations – Now through October 1

You or your company can help support historic preservation in Louisiana by donating for our first ever online auction fundraiser! After the second postponement of LTHP’s annual conference and ramble, our traditional silent auction is going virtual later this fall.  Nearly a dozen items have already been lined up and additional items are being accepted […]

New Orleans Mid Century Modern to be Demolished – Call for Documentation

We received a notice from Susan Johnson, a preservationists in New Orleans, that a 1962 residence designed by Louisiana Mid-Century Modern architect George J. Riehl (of the firm Benson and Riehl) is scheduled for demolition at 1441 State Street.  Riehl designed the California Building and the Saratoga Building in downtown New Orleans—commercial buildings that were both […]

Fall 2021 Events Postponed

Out of an abundance of caution, the board of the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation has decided to postpone its upcoming fall events: 41st Annual Louisiana Preservation Conference in Monroe & West Monroe and the Fall 2021 Ramble in Bogalusa. Due to the rising cases of Covid-19 and the Delta Variant nationwide and particularly in […]

MEP Update on the Lutheran Benevolent Society Cemetery, Baton Rouge

By Amanda R. Lanata, LTHP volunteer On a warm afternoon recently, I met Lillie Gallagher and Matt Thomas at the Lutheran Benevolent Society Cemetery on Eddie Robinson Sr Drive in Baton Rouge. We toured the six-acre cemetery, a beautiful tree-shaded spot across the street from the Brooks Park swimming pool. Though I could see McKinley […]

Announcing the 2021 Louisiana Preservation Awards

Announcing the 2021 Louisiana Preservation Awards Baton Rouge, LA – Louisiana is filled with great places, great traditions, and great people keeping those cultural assets alive.       The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation recognizes 11 new award recipients for their impact on historic places, build pride and foster engagement in their communities. Awardees have been nominated by the public and selected based on   […]

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 […]

Meet the Board – Rebecca Vizard

Name: Rebecca Vizard Current Occupation: Designer and owner of B. Viz Design in both New Orleans and St. Joseph Hometown & Current Town : St. Joseph When/how did you realize you were a preservationist? As a small child my grandmother would take me to the Natchez cemetery and we would wander around looking at the tombstone dates. […]

#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 […]

Meet the Board – John H. Stubbs

Name: John H. Stubbs Current Occupation: Professor, Preservation Studies, Tulane School of Architecture Hometown: Monroe, LA Current Town: New Orleans, LA When/How did you realize you were a preservationist?  Age 16 when I led a few high school chums in restoring the functionality of a 1930’s fountain in Forsyth Park in Monroe. We did it without the City’s […]

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 […]