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New Orleans National Register Historic Districts
The National Register historic districts of New Orleans are major factors in defining the city's historic character and stimulating its economic growth. A comprehensive map showing the boundaries of these districts has long been needed by home owners, developers, business owners and tourists.
The Division of Historic Preservation is pleased to have assisted the City of New Orleans in the creation of this important tool. DHP wishes to thank Doug Paulson, GISP/GIS Analyst and Denice Ross, Director, both with the city's Office of Information Technology and Innovation, Enterprise Information Team, for generously inviting us to participate in their project and allowing us to post the map on our web site.
To view/download the full map, click below:
To view an interactive map of the National Register of Historic Places districts,
please visit www.data.nola.gov.
Please remember the following important points when using the New Orleans Historic Districts map:
- The map can be enlarged for viewing by using the software's zoom function.
- National Register-listed Historic Districts are indicated by red lines.
- Proposed (but not listed) National Register historic districts or boundary extensions of existing districts are indicated by orange lines. Properties in the latter areas are not eligible for the Federal 20% Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit.
- Local historic districts (administered by the city's Historic District Landmarks Commission) are also shown on the map. These are designated in blue and green. Local recognition does not make properties eligible for National Register benefits and protections.
- An area may be both a National Register and a local historic district. These districts usually have different boundaries. For Federal 20% Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit purposes, the National Register boundary applies.
- Despite their location within National Register historic district boundaries, properties that were less than 50 years old at the time the district was created and properties that have lost their original character are not considered historic. These properties are not eligible for the benefits that accompany Register listing.
- Although it is possible to download the map to individual computers, the map will change if and when new districts and updates/expansions of currently-listed districts are added to the Register. We recommend that you check occasionally to make sure you are using the most recent version of the map.
Determining the National Register Status of a Property
Louisiana's National Register historic district documentation does not include inventories designating the National Register status of each property within a district's boundaries. Thus, we use a two-step process for confirming the National Register status of a property within a district.
- Confirm that your location is within the boundaries of one of the city's National Register-listed historic districts by using the historic district map.
- Send the following information to the National Register Coordinator:
Send this information to:
- Name of the historic district in which the property is located
- Street address of the property
- Names of the cross streets on each side of the property
- Good photo of the property's façade (front elevation)
- Your contact information (via e-mail or U.S. Postal Service)
U.S. Postal Service Mail:
National Register Coordinator
Division of Historic Preservation
P. O. Box 44247
Baton Rouge, LA 70804