|OLG and DCRT
2014-15 through 2018-19
The Atchafalaya Heritage Area has been designated by Congress as a National Heritage Area.
|Eligibility and Benefits||Process and Forms||Nomination Packet|
|Historic Contexts||Review Committee||Database|
On this page, you will find information on what makes a historic resource eligible for listing on the National Register, the benefits of National Register listing, some common Facts and Myths about the National Register, a series of helpful articles entitled "National Register 101," that will help familiarize you with the important aspects of the National Register, as well as information on historic preservation consultants and National Register plaques.
National Register Eligibility↓ See more.
The National Register recognizes five basic types of historic properties:
To qualify for the Register, a property must be:
Generally, properties are not placed on the Register if they are less than 50 years old; if the period of their historical significance is less than 50 years old; or if they have been significantly altered.
Benefits ↓ See more.
It is a great honor for a property to be listed on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. This status can be very useful in helping to save historic buildings and sites because people typically hold Register properties in high regard and think twice about insensitive alteration and demolition.
The National Register program also provides a measure of protection from federally assisted projects. For more information, visit the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s web site. http://www.achp.gov
There are several financial incentive programs available for National Register-listed properties in Louisiana:
|Business Incentives Division|
Office of Business Development
Department of Economic Development
P.O. Box 94185
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9185
Phone: (225) 342-5402
Listing in the National Register does not, in and of itself, constitute approval for other historic preservation programs administered by the Division of Historic Preservation. These programs include:
Separate application and review processes are required for each. If you need assistance with these programs, please use the links above or contact the Division at the address and telephone number listed on this site.
National Register Facts and Myths ↓ See more.
What the National Register DOES
What the National Register DOES NOT do
|For more information contact|
Historic Preservation's National Register Coordinator,
Jessica G. Richardson.
|Mailing Address||P.O. Box 44247|
Baton Rouge LA 70804