Historic Landmarks

NATIONAL REGISTER VS LOCAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS

NATIONAL REGISTER

LOCAL HISTORIC landmark

  • Designated by the National Parks Service.
  • Official list by the federal government of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.
  • Highlights a comprehensive list of historic resources according to the National Register Criteria of Evaluation. 
  • Analyzes and assesses the historic character and quality of a landmark. 
  • Makes available specific federal and state tax incentives for preservation purposes. 
  • DOES NOT require Certificates of Appropriateness for exterior alterations visible from the street on structures in the district. 
  • DOES NOT prevent demolitions of historic buildings and structures. 
  • Designated by the local municipality.
  • Protects the historic character and quality of the landmark with specific design controls.
  • Can be a single building or structure, or multiple buildings or structures on a site
  • DOES NOT provide tax incentives for preservation purposes unless provided by local tax law.
  • Requires Certificates of Appropriateness for exterior alterations visible from the street on structures within the district, unless otherwise stated in the overlay regulations.
  • Provides Historic Preservation Commission review of proposed demolitions; may prevent or delay proposed demolitions for specific time periods to allow for preservation alternatives.

local historic landmarks

  1. DR. LEO S. BUTLER AND ESTELLE DEVALL BUTLER FAMILY HOME
  2. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH
  3. Longwood Plantation
  4. NEW ARK BAPTIST CHURCH
  5. old governor's mansion
  6. Pastime Restaurant
  7. ST. JOSEPH'S ACADEMY

LEO BUTLER HOUSE

DR. LEO S. BUTLER AND ESTELLE DEVALL BUTLER FAMILY HOME

Located at 963 Terrace Avenue, this bungalow home was built between 1927 and 1928, the building served as the home and medical office for Dr. Leo S. Butler, known as the “Dean of Black Physicians.” Due to Jim Crow-era restrictions on hospital privileges for people of color, Dr. Butler’s home-office medical practice was indispensable  to the Old South community. Dr. Butler, medically trained as an OB-GYN, delivered thousands of babies in the home-office.

After Dr. Butler's home practice grew beyond his residence, the home continued to play an essential role in the community. The impact of segregation in the Deep South led to the lack of public facilities, including hotels, serving people pf color. Throughout the 40's and the late 50's, the Butler home was used to house and entertain a host of visiting dignitaries including politician, entertainers, civil rights activists, and many others.

NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS

Established by Congress in 1966, the National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of significant historic properties. Each state has a historic preservation office, which is responsible for nominating buildings, sites, districts, etc. to the Register. In Louisiana, the Division of Historic Preservation administers this program.


SEARCH THE LOUISIANA NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES HERE 

OR

search using the national parks service database