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The Search for Louisiana Rosenwald Schools   

Earlier this summer, we received a call from Claiborne Parish about a former Rosenwald School building. After a site visit, conversations were sparked about other Rosenwald schools across the state.  LTHP has launched a new webpage to learn and research more about these historic structures.  If you know or have a personal connection to one of the more than 400 schools in Louisiana, please complete the brief memory survey under each planning district page or contact us here.  LTHP hopes to connect the dots regarding any missing, relocated, reused, and restored school buildings.  

Featured Property in Opelousas 

This building was constructed by prominent attorney, state representative, and later district judge, Gilbert L. Dupré, the great-grandson of Governor Jacques Dupré of Opelousas. In the 1920s, Judge Dupré wrote one of the first political histories of St. Landry Parish.   This property is located just two blocks from the courthouse square and has been saved by LTHP's Revolving Fund Program.  Listed at $15,000.  Learn more here

Do you know a property for sale in your corner of Louisiana?! LTHP offers free listings to current members and a new free trial six-month membership to list available "for sale" historic properties. It's easy to sign up.  Listings are easy to upload and promote to interested buyers. 

Virtual Learning  

Our new educational video series continues to grow with recent additons on restoring a wood shingle roof, Greater New Guide Baptist Church, addressing diversity, and more coming soon. You can view and subsribe to the series here.   If you would like to contribute your expertise for the video series, complete this application form to be featured in a future video.  You can also promote your business or product with sponsorship placement in this series or other opportunities.  Themes include How-to Guides, Careers in the Field, and Community or Site Profiles.  

Join the 2020 Education Award Recepient, the Cooley House Foundation, on Thursday October 8th (7PM CST) as they take their educational speaker series virtual and overseas by connecting the Griffin Brothers (City of Monroe Cooley House designers) to their later efforts in design in Australia. Register for this free event here

Save Louisiana Landmarks as a Supporting Member or Sponsor

Join today as Louisiana Trust member or sponsor to help save historic sites in all 64 parishes of Louisiana! Your support helps grow technicial assistance and advocacy efforts to help save and reuse landmarks for future generations.  Members enjoy benefits including:

  • Sherwin-Williams Paints discount nationwide
  • Free real estate listings for available properties 
  • Subscription to Preservation in Print (Preservationist level and above)
  • and continue to grow a network in Louisiana and beyond

Make your membership official here or return membership dues to PO Box 1587, Baton Rouge, LA 70821.  Sponsorship is also available for video series, Most Endangered Places, and more.  Click here for the Sponorship Packet.


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