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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

2020 Preservation Awards

2020 Louisiana Preservation Awards Announced    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 honors 10 new award recipients for their impactful efforts to save historic places, build pride and foster engagement in their communities. Awardees have been nominated and selected based on   Significance and […]