Period of Federal Support (1966 - present)

Save Our Cemeteries is Founded

Responding to the threat of demolition, Save Our Cemeteries was established in 1974 to preserve one of New Orleans’ oldest cemeteries and has since been instrumental in the protection of several others throughout the city. 

Preservation Resource Center Opens

Since its founding in 1974, Preservation Resource Center has become a leading advocacy and educational organization for the residents of New Orleans. 

The Destruction of the Rivergate

The battle to save the Rivergate, an irreplaceable landmark of design and engineering, was one of the first efforts to preserve a mid-century modern building in New Orleans. 

The Battle to Save Charity Hospital

An institution in New Orleans since 1736, Charity Hospital’s sixth and final location was vacated after Hurricane Katrina and remains at risk for demolition despite its structural solidity and potential for adaptive reuse.  

The Revitalization of Julia Row

The restoration of these historic row houses, nicknamed "Skid Row" in the 1970s, began with 604-06 Julia Street and the dedication of a small group of preservationists. 


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