National Register of Historic Places Database
Welcome to the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation's National Register Website. The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of buildings, structures, objects and districts deemed worthy of preservation because they illustrate something about our nation's history or culture. Louisiana is privileged to have over 1300 entries on this prestigious list, and the number continues to rise. The National Register is the heart of the nation's preservation movement. Because our listings embody the state's most significant historic sites, Louisiana's National Register properties should be a major focus of any study relating to our heritage. For this reason, the Louisiana Legislature has mandated that the Division of Historic Preservation make this information readily available to the public in a manner appealing to citizens of all ages. The material is presented through an easy-to-use database which allows one to search the website in various ways. For example, choosing View All Records allows one to view the entire database one property at a time alphabetically by parish. Choosing Search the Database accesses a search engine which provides the capability of searching by property name, address, parish, city/town, property theme, property type, area of significance, architect, or architectural style. Narratives describing the property and explaining its importance (Parts 7 & 8 of the National Register Nomination Form), and a selection of photographs and location maps are provided for each property/district in the database. Historic district maps are in PDF format, which allows you to enlarge them for easier reading. The narratives are also in PDF format. We hope that your National Register research will be easy and enjoyable.
Attention Preparers of National Register Nominations:
The National Park Service occasionally changes or adds requirements for the physical description and significance statement narratives that form the most important part of the National Register form. Therefore, many of the examples included in this data base no longer illustrate the current requirements. We strongly suggest that you contact our National Register Coordinator, Patricia Duncan, at (225) 219-4595 before you begin writing your nomination.
Maps of all the National Register historic districts in Louisiana cities and towns where there is likely to be interest in either the federal or state tax credit program are included in this data base with their boundaries outlined in red. If your property lies within a National Register district's boundaries, was 50 or more years of age at the time of the district's nomination, and retains its historic character, it is listed on the National Register. (Register listing dates are included with the data for each nomination in this data base.) At times the scale of the maps has made it difficult to portray the boundary lines accurately. In some cases, however, it has been impossible to draw the boundaries with complete accuracy. When possible, we have clarified these boundaries by including a descriptive statement with the map. Additionally, PDFs of historic district maps are also provided, allowing you to enlarge them for easier reading. If your property is located along a boundary of one of the National Register districts and you remain unsure of your property's Register status for any reason, please telephone Patricia Duncan, Louisiana National Register Coordinator, at (225) 219-4595.