Period of Federal Support (1966 - present)

The Orpheum Theatre Avoids Demolition

Once flooded, abandoned, and threatened with demolition, the historic Orpheum Theatre has been resurrected amidst a downtown theater renaissance. 

Fort Proctor Is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Fort Proctor is a partially constructed nineteenth-century fortification that has suffered from more than a century of environment-related damage.

LeBeau Plantation Is Destroyed by Arson

After sitting vacant for decades, Arabi’s historic LeBeau Plantation was destroyed by arson in 2013. 

Fort Pike Is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Historic Fort Pike has sustained significant hurricane damage and continues to be vulnerable to future natural disasters and neglect.  

The Civic Theatre Reopens

Shuttered for decades, the historic downtown Civic Theatre was reborn in 2013 as a state-of-the-art events venue.

Temple Sinai Is Demolished

Temple Sinai was demolished in 1977 and replaced with a parking lot despite public outcry and the Historic District Landmarks Commission’s efforts to protect it.

The St. Charles Avenue Historic District Is Designated

When modern apartment buildings began replacing historic homes along St. Charles Avenue, residents marshaled to protect those that remained.

Longue Vue House and Gardens Opens to the Public

The historic house and grounds at Longue Vue House and Gardens reflect the glamour of refined life in 1940s New Orleans. 

Construction of the Elevated I-10 Claiborne Avenue Expressway Begins

The elevated I-10 Claiborne Avenue Expressway severed the historic African-American Tremé neighborhood in the late 1960s and continues to spark controversy today.

The Louisiana Chapter of DOCOMOMO US Is Formed

Since 2008, DOCOMOMO US/Louisiana has fought to protect the buildings and neighborhoods of New Orleans’ recent past.


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