Strategic Plan
2014-15 through 2018-19


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Division of Historic Preservation

Historic buildings play a special role in creating the distinctive character of each and every community. Their essential legacy of cultural, educational, recreational, aesthetic, social, and environmental benefits must be preserved for present and future generations. The Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation's professionally trained staff works in the public's interest to preserve and restore these buildings so they can enhance and enrich our environment and, thus, our lives.

Historic preservation does more than just communicate the past. By saving an important part of our heritage, the Division of Historic Preservation energizes Louisiana's cultural economy. We help local craftsmen, artists, and lovers of history find places to live, work, and play. Although we strive to preserve the best examples of our state's architecture, we also focus upon buildings representing the forces that shaped Louisiana's history and culture. Thus, we help the tourism industry provide destinations for out-of-state visitors who wish to enjoy the unique Louisiana experience. To make these things happen, we actively assist property owners to apply for National Register status and qualify for the federal and state tax incentives that often make the restoration of historic buildings possible. We also devise strategies to rejuvenate downtown commercial districts through our Main Street program.

Physical AddressOffice of Historic Preservation
Capitol Annex Building
1051 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 44247
Baton Rouge LA 70804
Phone:(225) 342-8160
Fax:(225) 219-9772



National Park Service Historic Preservation Grant Application Now Available  

Applications for the Division of Historic Preservation’s 2015 – 2016 Historic Preservation Fund Grants are now available.  Please click here for more information.

Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Events 2015  

On January 8, 1815, a hastily-assembled American force prevailed over experienced British troops at the Battle of New Orleans. In the two centuries since the end of the war of 1812, the former enemies have become the strongest allies. On January 7-10, 2015, step back in time as living history reenactors portray the troops and civilians of 1815, and join the National Park Service to remember the battle and discover how it still affects our lives today.

Visit the NPS website for a full list of events- http://www.nps.gov/jela/battle-of-new-orleans-bicentennial.htm