Historic Coliseum Square and the surrounding Lower Garden District neighborhood were heavily threatened by bridge approaches that were ultimately demolished or defeated thanks to preservationists’ ceaseless efforts.
An invaluable resource for preservation and architectural research since 1980, Tulane University’s Southeastern Architectural Archive is home to the largest collection of architectural drawings and building records in the South.
In the face of rampant demolitions in the 1960s and 1970s, the Historic District Landmarks Commission was established to protect structures in historically significant neighborhoods outside of the Vieux Carré.
In 1966, avid collectors General L. Kemper and Leila Moore Williams established The Historic New Orleans Collection, a museum and vast archive that continues to be an invaluable research center for preservationists, architects, and historians.
The private foundation established by modern architect and philanthropist Collins C. Diboll has funded numerous important preservation projects, including The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Vieux Carré Digital Survey.