Period of Federal Support (1966 - present)

Coliseum Square and the Demolition of the Camp Street Up-Ramp

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. 

Tulane University Southeastern Architectural Archive (SEAA) is Established

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.

The Historic District Landmarks Commission is Formed

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. 

Historic Gretna Added to National Register of Historic Places

The historic West Bank communities of Gretna and Algiers Point are defined by their small-town atmosphere and diverse collections of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century residential architecture.

Algiers Point Added to National Register of Historic Places

The historic West Bank communities of Gretna and Algiers Point are defined by their small-town atmosphere and diverse collections of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century residential architecture. 

The Historic New Orleans Collection Is Established

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 Vieux Carré Digital Survey is Released

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. 

The Tulane Master of Preservation Studies (MPS) Program is Founded

Architect and preservationist Eugene D. Cizek spearheaded the city’s first graduate program dedicated to the study of historic preservation. 

The Survival of Faubourg Tremé

Faubourg Tremé, one of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhoods and a touchstone of local African American culture, continues to thrive despite numerous large-scale demolitions in the name of progress. 

The Riverfront Expressway Is Defeated

An organized preservation effort led to the 1969 defeat of a six-lane elevated riverfront expressway proposed for the Vieux Carré.

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