Please Note: This is
an ongoing project, and we are still scanning and processing property
and district files for some parishes. This database will be periodically
Welcome to the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation's
National Register Website. The National Register of Historic Places
is the nation's official list of buildings, structures, objects
and districts deemed worthy of preservation because they illustrate
something about our nation's history or culture. Louisiana is privileged
to have over 1,100 entries on this prestigious list, and the number
continues to rise.
The National Register is the heart of the nation's
preservation movement. Because our listings embody the state's most
significant historic sites, Louisiana's National Register properties
should be a major focus of any study relating to our heritage. For
this reason, the Louisiana Legislature has mandated that the Division
of Historic Preservation make this information readily available
to the public in a manner appealing to citizens of all ages.
is presented through an easy-to-use database which allows one to
search the website in various ways. For example, choosing View
All Records allows one to view the entire database one property
at a time alphabetically by parish. Choosing Search
the Database accesses a search engine which provides the capability
of searching by parish, city/town, property theme, property type,
level of significance, or area of significance.
the property and explaining its importance (Parts 7 & 8 of the
National Register Nomination Form), a selection of photographs and
location maps are provided for each property/district in the database.
The narratives are in Word 97 format.
We hope that this will make your National Register
research easy and enjoyable.
Tax Credit Applicants
of all the National Register historic districts in Louisiana cities
and towns where there is likely to be interest in either the federal
or state tax credit program are included in this data base with
their boundaries outlined in red.
If your property lies within a National Register district's boundaries,
was 50 or more years of age at the time of the district's nomination,
and retains its historic character, it is listed on the National
Register. (Register listing dates are included with the data for
each nomination in this data base.)
At times the scale of the maps has made it difficult to portray
the boundary lines accurately. When possible, we have clarified
these boundaries by including a descriptive statement with the map.
In some cases, however, it has been impossible to draw the boundaries
with complete accuracy.
tried to make the maps large enough and clear enough to be easily
read. However, they may appear differently in different browsers;
and there is no mechanism for enlarging the maps within the browser
or the data base. To enlarge a map, copy it to your computer's hard
drive and open it in software which allows the sizing of images.
If your property is located along a boundary of one of the National
Register districts, or if you are unsure of your property's Register
status for any reason, please telephone the Division of Historic
Preservation at (225) 342-8160.