The Historic Preservation Commission
The mission of the East Baton Rouge Parish Historic Preservation Commission is to promote the preservation of the historic resources of the parish through the designation of individual properties and communities that have architectural, historical, or cultural value and should therefore be preserved for the benefit of the parish's people.
The Historic Preservation Commission serves in an advisory capacity only in recommending landmark and historic district designations, preparing and maintaining inventory of all property within its jurisdiction, and recommends to the Metropolitan Council specific places, districts, sites, buildings, etc. to be designated as historic properties.
Certified Local Government
A Certified Local Government (CLG) designation is intended to encourage communities to establish historic preservation programs at the local level. The program aims to foster neighborhood pride, to survey and inventory local historic properties, and assist property owners in preserving their community's heritage. The National Park Service administers the program in coordination with the State Historic Preservation Office. Certification makes the city eligible for specialized technical assistance and programming from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Participation in the CLG program also makes the community eligible for federal grants provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior and administered by the State Historic Preservation Office.
Learn more about Historic Districts information regarding local and national historic districts, including maps and design guidelines
Learn more about Historic Landmarks information regarding local and national historic landmarks, including designation reports
The Baton Rouge Historical City Maps Web Application
The Baton Rouge Historical City Maps web application is a joint project between the Department of Information Services and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library to celebrate the 200-year anniversary of the founding of the City of Baton Rouge.
The Baton Rouge Landmarks story map
The Historic Places web application Map
The Historic Places web application displays the locations of historic markers, landmarks, cemeteries, and districts in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. The City of Baton Rouge's annexation history is also presented in the map.