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2021 Louisiana's Most

Endangered Places

Louisiana is known for its rich history and cultural diversity.  Louisiana’s historic sites represent the past, but often these sites become neglected, abandoned, or ultimately demolished.  The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation works statewide to help identify and advocate for our state’s historic places and has announced the 2021 Louisiana Most Endangered Places.  11 new nominations have been selected.  Since 1999, LTHP has maintained this growing list.  Many sites have been saved will others stand stagnant.  LTHP encourages creative approaches and valuable tools such as the National Register of Historic Places or state and federal tax credits to help save these endangered places. 

This year’s list represents a mix of sites ranging from enslaved burial grounds to World War II era buildings.  Listing these places acknowledges their importance to the local community but also our statewide identity and economy.   

The list is generated from nominations made by the public and aims to attract creative approaches and resources to see the sites saved and rehabilitated for future generations.  “These historic places are the backbone of our communities and it requires creative approaches to preserve and protect them for future generations,” says Brian Davis, Executive Director of the Louisiana Trust.  “Strategic partnerships, tax credits and programs like LTHP’s Revolving Fund program can save buildings many people may consider too far gone.” 

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Preservation Month Photo Contest

What's the most unique or favorite historic place in your corner of Louisiana?! 

Snap a photo and submit (up to 2) your entry for this month's photo to contest to wprince@lthp.org by Monday May 24th.  All entries will be uploaded to our Facebook page to be voted on.  Top favorite entry will receive a complimentary LTHP membership! 

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MEP Updates with Volunteer Support 

With over 150 Most Endangered Places in Louisiana, Amanda Lanata has stepped up to volunteer and track updates on past MEP sites and learn more on their status.  If you are connected to a past MEP nominated site, you may hear from her soon or contact her directly here

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Amanda Russ Lanata studied History at Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi. She served for 9 years at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, a comprehensive historical agency working in historic preservation, archives, and museums. After helping open the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Amanda fixed up and sold her home in the Historic Belhaven neighborhood to come back home to Louisiana. She is the co-owner of The Quality Handyman LLC.

Celebrate Historic Preservation Month with a LTHP Membership 

Your membership supports preservation year-round across all 64 parishes in Louisiana! Our members are making preservation happen in big cities and small countryside communities. 

From educational workshops, technical assistance, and revolving fund properties, the Louisiana Trust is dedicated to saving places in all corners of the state. 

You can continue to support preservation and revitalization by joining or renewing as a member or making a one-time or recurring donation.  

Members benefits include:

You can also support LTHP by selecting the Lousiana Preservationa Alliance Inc when shopping with Amazon Smile. To learn more about membership or if you would like an application mailed, contact 225-930-0936 or wprince@lthp.org

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Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation
PO Box 1589 - Baton Rouge, LA 70821

 

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