Nominations open for 2022 Most Endangered Places and State Preservation awards


The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations for Most Endangered Places and honorees for the Louisiana Preservation Awards for 2022.

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Each year, historic sites are threatened for reasons such as demolition, neglect, funding, etc. Public nominations to the Most Endangered List are to bring awareness and attention to our rapidly disappearing cultural heritage. Since 1999, more than 40 sites have been rehabilitated and nearly another 40 currently in the process being restored and renovated. LTHP welcomes public nomination for sites that are important to their local community by Sunday March 6, 2022.
LTHP is also encouraging nominations from parishes that have yet to be highlighted on past years’ listings: Acadia, Allen, Assumption, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Evangeline, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Pointe Coupee, Red River, St. Bernard, St. Helena, St. Mary, Terrebonne, West Carroll, and Winn Parishes.
“Having the Old Benevolent Society Building and Julius Freyhan School listed on the MEP was a validation of their importance to our history. It’s also served as a stepping stone for seeking grants and donations—it makes people aware that the building is actually endangered” says Laurie Walsh, St. Francisville Main Street.