The City Planning Commission finalized their Short-Term Rentals recommendations, which are now in the hands of the City Council. An ordinance will be introduced and voted on in the coming weeks. Short-term rentals will soon be legal. What does this mean for you and for neighborhoods throughout the city? How do short-term rentals influence the housing market? How will they affect the future of our community? These and many other topics will be discussed.
Getting the Lead Out: The Intersection of Lead, Crime, Health and Preservation
This year's Martha Robinson Lecture features clips from the documentary film MisLEAD: America's Secret Epidemic and a presentation by Dr. Howard Mielke, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, Tulane University School of Medicine. Whether in the paint of our old buildings or in the fuel that was used in our motor vehicles, we are affected daily by the legacy of millions of tons of lead in our environment.
Modeled on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered program, Louisiana Landmarks implemented our own list of the most endangered historic resources in New Orleans in 2005. Our goals for the program include: saving historic places, publicity for historic sites, advocacy for historic preservation, preservation education, and supporting proactive preservation efforts. A list of endangered places is an excellent tool for drawing attention to historic sites that may be threatened by demolition, neglect, or bureaucracy.
One of the most outstanding architectural sites in Louisiana, with some of the richest history, is slated for auction to the highest bidder on Thursday. The Old Carrollton Courthouse in New Orleans was built in 1855 by architect Henry Howard based on designs by Thomas Jefferson. The Greek Revival building remains one of the state’s most significant buildings outside of the French Quarter.
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The Louisiana Landmarks Society promotes historic preservation through education, advocacy, and operation of the Pitot House. The Pitot House is a site for exhibitions and educational programming that promotes LLS's preservation message.