First Interests (pre-1870)

The New Orleans Notarial Archives Is Established

The New Orleans Notarial Archives maintains over two centuries of legal records, making it an invaluable resource for research related to the city’s historic buildings and neighborhoods.

The Louisiana Historical Society is Chartered

The oldest organization of its kind in the state, the Louisiana Historical Society has been dedicated to promoting Louisiana’s history for nearly two hundred years.

Chalmette Battlefield Is Commemorated as a Historic Site

As the site of the 1814–15 Battle of New Orleans, Chalmette Battlefield has been the focus of preservation and commemoration efforts for over a century, yet all but one of the site’s historic plantations have been lost.

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