Period of Federal Support (1966 - present)

The Canal Street Historic District Is Designated

The Canal Street Historic District was designated in 1984 to protect New Orleans’ most famous commercial thoroughfare.

The Bywater Historic District Is Established

The Bywater Historic District is characterized by a dense nineteenth-century housing stock and industrial structures along the riverfront.

The Esplanade Ridge Historic District Is Established

The Esplanade Ridge Historic District was established in 1979 to combat historic building demolitions, blight, and the negative impacts of the new elevated I-10 Claiborne Avenue Expressway. 

The Lafayette Square Historic District Is Designated

The Lafayette Square Historic District is noted for its role as the nineteenth-century residential enclave of the city’s American Sector.

The Picayune Place Historic District Is Designated

The Picayune Place Historic District boasts the city’s best collection of intact nineteenth-century commercial buildings.  

The Warehouse District Historic District Is Established

Since its 1978 designation, the once-deteriorated Warehouse District Historic District has transformed into a desirable urban enclave for residents and businesses alike.

The Treme Historic District Is Designated

In 1998, Treme won its own historic district designation after two decades as part of the adjacent Esplanade Ridge Historic District.

The Preservation of St. Louis Cemeteries Nos. 1 and 2

The 1970s preservation efforts at St. Louis Cemeteries Nos. 1 and 2 initiated the stabilization and rehabilitation of historic cemeteries around New Orleans.

Felicity Redevelopment, Inc. Is Established

Since 1998, non-profit developer Felicity Redevelopment, Inc. has worked to stabilize lower Central City in an effort to put “the neighbor back in neighborhood.”

Preservationists Campaign to Save the World Trade Center

The “Save WTC NOLA” campaign pushed for redevelopment rather than demolition of this unique mid-century-modern building in downtown New Orleans.

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