Period of Federal Support (1966 - present)

The Historic Faubourg St. Mary Corporation Is Established

The Historic Faubourg St. Mary Corporation was established in 1976 to foster reinvestment in its namesake neighborhood’s built heritage.

New Orleans’ Urban Main Street Program Is Established

New Orleans’ Urban Main Street program has played a key role in the revitalization of the city’s historic commercial corridors since Hurricane Katrina.

The Vieux Carré Historic District Demonstration Study Is Published

The eight-volume Vieux Carré Historic District Demonstration Study was the first comprehensive study of the Vieux Carré when it was published in December 1968.

The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association (FMIA) Is Established

The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association (FMIA) has promoted and protected the historic neighborhood since 1972.

Formosan Termites

Since the 1940s, Formosan termites have caused millions of dollars in damage to New Orleans’ historic buildings.

The “Big Four” Public Housing Projects Are Demolished Post-Katrina

After Hurricane Katrina, most of the city’s public housing projects were demolished despite protests from residents and the preservation community.

The New Orleans Historic Warehouse District Study Is Published

The 1983 New Orleans Historic Warehouse District Study played a key role in the nineteenth-century commercial neighborhood’s revitalization.

UNO’s MURP Program Adds a Concentration in Preservation Planning

The University of New Orleans’ Master of Urban and Regional Planning program is one of only a handful in the country to offer a concentration in preservation planning.

The Impact of State and Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit Programs in New Orleans

Federal and state historic preservation tax credit incentives have contributed to the rehabilitation of over 40,000 buildings nationwide, including hundreds of historic properties in New Orleans.

Preservationists Fight Demolitions along St. Charles Avenue

The demolitions of several historic residences along St. Charles Avenue catalyzed a move to have the area protected as one of the city’s first local historic districts.

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