BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation (LTHP) is welcoming nominations for its annual Most Endangered Places list and annual awards honorees.
Over 150 sites have been recognized on the Most Endangered Places (MEP) listings, according to the organization. Through raising awareness for historic sites since 1999, LTHP said 40 sites have been rehabilitated and another 40 are in the process of being restored and renovated.
“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” said Laurie Walsh, St. Francisville Main Street.
The deadline for nominations is Sunday, March 6.
LTHP listed several parishes that have yet to be highlighted in previous years, including the following: 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.
To submit a nomination for the Most Endangered Places list, click here.
The organization is also accepting nominations for the 2022 Louisiana Preservation Awards. People and places can be nominated for this award. The deadline for this award is also Sunday, March 6.
To submit a nomination for the Louisiana Preservation Awards, click here.