The Canal Street Historic District was designated in 1984 to protect New Orleans’ most famous commercial thoroughfare.
The Bywater Historic District is characterized by a dense nineteenth-century housing stock and industrial structures along the riverfront.
The Esplanade Ridge Historic District was established in 1979 to combat historic building demolitions, blight, and the negative impacts of the new elevated I-10 Claiborne Avenue Expressway.
The Lafayette Square Historic District is noted for its role as the nineteenth-century residential enclave of the city’s American Sector.
The Picayune Place Historic District boasts the city’s best collection of intact nineteenth-century commercial buildings.
Since its 1978 designation, the once-deteriorated Warehouse District Historic District has transformed into a desirable urban enclave for residents and businesses alike.
In 1998, Treme won its own historic district designation after two decades as part of the adjacent Esplanade Ridge Historic District.
Since 1998, non-profit developer Felicity Redevelopment, Inc. has worked to stabilize lower Central City in an effort to put “the neighbor back in neighborhood.”
After sitting vacant for decades, Arabi’s historic LeBeau Plantation was destroyed by arson in 2013.
The New Orleans Notarial Archives maintains over two centuries of legal records, making it an invaluable resource for research related to the city’s historic buildings and neighborhoods.