Historic buildings and structures play a special role in creating the distinctive character of each and every community. Their essential legacy of cultural, educational, recreational, aesthetic, social, and environmental benefits must be preserved and/or documented for present and future generations. The Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation's professionally trained staff work in the public's interest to recognize, revitalize, rehabilitate, and record the historic built environment in our state through the important programs and technical assistance offered. 

Physical Address
Division of Historic Preservation
Capitol Annex Building
1051 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 44247
Baton Rouge LA 70804
(225) 342-8160
(225) 219-9772


What's Happening!  

Apply for a Two-Week Preservation Fellowship

Spend two weeks in July (July 21-Aug 4) at the Marcel Breuer House in NY working on your preservation project through the 2020 Pocantico Fellowship. Applications are due March 27. Visit Forum.SavingPlaces.org/Pocantico for complete details.



HERITAGE LECTURES @ Old Governor's Mansion, Baton Rouge   



THE 8TH NATIONAL FORUM ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION POLICY will be held Oct. 9-10, 2020 at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA

The Forum is designed to stimulate discussion and debate among presenters and the audience. Thus, the program will consist of 15 papers with approximately half the Forum devoted to audience and presenter discussion. Participation will be limited to a maximum of 150 attendees.


Changes to Historic Tax Credit Programs  

New Federal Historic Preservation Certification Application Forms

All applications received in State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) on and after December 2, 2019, must use the revised forms recently issued by the National Park Service (header of each form: "Rev. 06/2016 v2"). Previous versions will not be accepted. Any outdated forms received by the SHPO on and after December 2, 2019 will be returned to the owner.

Click here: Federal Historic & Non-Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Programs, and  State Commercial & Residential Tax Credit Programs

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