Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting, FEMA

Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting, FEMA

Recommended Residential Construction for Coastal Areas, FEMA

Recommended Residential Construction for Coastal Areas, FEMA

Disaster Mitigation for Historic Structures: Protection Strategies, 1000 Friends of Florida

Disaster Mitigation for Historic Structures: Protection Strategies, 1000 Friends of Florida

How to Series (14) FEMA

How to Series (14) FEMA

Improve Your Home and Prosper, LSU Ag Center

Improve Your Home and Prosper, LSU Ag Center

Rising Above the Floods, LSU Ag Center

Rising Above the Floods,
LSU Ag Center

Against the Wind

Against the Wind

The History of Building Elevation in New Orleans, FEMA

The History of Building Elevation in New Orleans, FEMA

Hurricane Retrofit Guide, Florida Disaster

Hurricane Retrofit Guide, Florida Disaster

Add Strength and Water Resistance When Repairing Your Roof, LSU Ag Center

Add Strength and Water Resistance When Repairing Your Roof, LSU Ag Center

Note: All of these resources can be found online by searching the title and author.
Cherokee Plantation Natchitoches LA Image Credit Sarah Marie Jackson

Top: Cherokee Plantation in Natchitoches, La.

This booklet highlights the best practices for hardening historic homes in Louisiana, including anchoring structures, floodproofing, etc. Aimed at owners of residential properties, the booklet also offers valuable insights for local historic commission members, city government staff and professionals in related fields.

By saving an important part of our heritage, the Division of Historic Preservation energizes Louisiana’s cultural economy. We help local craftsmen, artists, and lovers of history find places to live, work, and play. Although we strive to preserve the best examples of our state’s architecture, we also focus upon buildings representing the forces that shaped Louisiana’s history and culture. To make these things happen, we actively assist property owners to apply for

Middle: Autrey House is a dogtrot log house in Lincoln Parish, La.

Middle: Autrey House is a dogtrot log house in Lincoln Parish, La.

National Register status and qualify for the federal and state tax incentives that often make the restoration of historic buildings possible.

Bottom: Historic home in Plaquemines Parish, La. Image Credits: NPS|Sarah Marie Jackson & Edward FitzGerald

Bottom: Historic home in Plaquemines Parish, La. Image Credits: NPS|Sarah Marie Jackson & Edward FitzGerald

For more information:

Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation
Office of Cultural Development, Dept. of Culture, Recreation & Tourism P.O. Box

44247, 1051 North Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone: (225) 342-8200

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 Univeristy Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone: (318)356-7444
Web: ncptt.nps.gov

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
7667 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-925-7500
Web: gohsep.la.gov/


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National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119