Preservation Awards

 
 

RECOGNIZING THOSE WHO KEEP the Past Part of the Present

Since 1976, Preserve Louisiana has honored individuals and entities that exemplify the mission of the organization - to preserve, protect, and promote the cultural and architectural heritage of Louisiana.

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Looking for hotel accommodations?

Stay at the beautiful Watermark Hotel!

Preserve Louisiana has partnered with the Watermark Hotel to provide rooms at a special price for our Preservation Award guests on the night of the award ceremony.

Please visit the Watermark's Hotel reservation page for Preserve Louisiana here or call Autograph Collection Reservations at 1-877-557-3097 for booking.

Preservation Award Winners

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Baton Rouge Blues Foundation

The Baton Rouge Blues Foundation will receive a Preservation Award for preserving and celebrating Louisiana blues culture since 1981. The foundation brings the best of Louisiana swamp blues music to the world and sponsors a Blues Education program, a Blues Music History Project, an annual Blue Carpet Blues Gala and the annual Baton Rouge Blues Festival.          

Southern Food and Beverage Museum

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum  will receive a Preservation Award for preserving and displaying Louisiana food and beverage stories The museum is dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drinks and culture of the world through the eyes of the south. The Southern Food and Beverage Museum's President and Director, Liz Williams.

Trapolin Peer Architects

Trapolin Peer Architects will recieve a Preservation Award for its commitment to preserving Louisiana's historic architecture for over 35 years. Its most recent completed projects include converting the Hurwitz-Mintz building into the May & Ellis Mixed-Use Development, revitalizing the Pontchartrain Hotel on the St. Charles Avenue street car line and renovating the purple   rated Factor's Row and adjacent Thiberge Buildings Thiberge Buildings. 

Plessy and Ferguson Foundation

The Plessy and Ferguson Foundation's will receive a Preservation Award for its role in preserving Louisiana's civil rights culture and historic sites. The Foundation continuously brings awareness to the sites and historic significance to the New Orleans community, teaching the history of the Plessy v. Ferguson case and why it is still relevant today through education, preservation and outreach.

Jessica Walker and Chis Jones,

Felicity Church

Jessica Walker and Chis Jones will receive a Preservation Award for their work on Felicity Church in New Orleans. The couple, along with a dedicated team, renovated the 1888 church into a non-denominational church and flexible venue in 2015. The church is now utilized for a variety of functions, with the primary focus on hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Darryl Smith

Darryl Smith will receive a Preservation Award for his hard work on several projects across the state including Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Alexandria and Hammond. He utilizes historic tax credits to renovate historical buildings, such as the beautiful Martime One Apartments in Baton Rouge.

Bricks & Mortar Award Winners

Watermark Hotel

The Watermark Hotel will receive a Bricks & Mortar Award for its renovation of the Louisiana National Bank, the first high-rise in Baton Rouge, utilizing commercial historic tax credits. The hotel also facilitated the preservation of Angela Gregory's, often referred to as "the doyenne of Louisiana sculpture," bas reliefs on display in The Gregory. The Watermark is the venue for the 41st Annual Preservation Awards.

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Landis Construction and Campo Architects,

Troubadour Hotel

Landis Construction and Campo Architects, owner of Slumber Corners, will receive a Bricks & Mortar Award for diving into the incredible transformation of the historic building with a complicated past, the Rault Center, into the impressive Troubadour Hotel in New Orleans.

Volunteer of the Year Award

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Frank Foret, Volunteer

 

Frank will receive the Volunteer of the Year Award for being an outstanding volunteer for Preserve Louisiana for the past five years. Whether it is for an adult group or a group of students, Frank provides the most entertaining and historically accurate tours at the Old Governor's Mansion. He also volunteers every week for the West Baton Rouge Museum and is always available when we need an extra guide.

Special Recognition

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Patty Gay, Retired Executive Director,

 

Preservation Resource Center

 

 

Patty Gay helped bring preservation to the forefront in New Orleans for the past four decades. The PRC has grown under her guidance and we thank her for her hard work and dedication.

Projects to Watch

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Looking for hotel accommodations?

Stay at the beautiful Watermark Hotel!

Preserve Louisiana has partnered with the Watermark Hotel to provide rooms at a special price for our Preservation Award guests on the night of the award ceremony.

Please visit the Watermark's Hotel reservation page for Preserve Louisiana here or call Autograph Collection Reservations at 1-877-557-3097 for booking.