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Rosenwald School Inventory Update
Since launching the Louisiana Rosenwald School Inventory project six months ago, several people have contacted LTHP with information about Rosenwald Schools around the state which are standing, as well as stories of schools which have been lost. Around 378 Rosenwald Schools were constructed in the state between 1918 and 1932, to educate black students in rural areas. Most of these buildings were used until Louisiana's educational system was desegregated in 1970. Many of these original (often timber-framed) buildings have been lost. In addition to the five which were known to exist before the program started, we have identified three other original Rosenwald School buildings and one teacher's residence which still stand. We have confirmed the former location and loss of over 100 other original school buildings.
You can learn about these schools and share information or memories about a school in your region by visiting this Louisiana Rosenwald School page as we work together to identify and save this important part our past.
Mt. Olive Rosenwald School - Claiborne Parish
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2021 Nominations Now Open
Nominations for both Louisiana Preservation Awards and Most Endangered Places are now open through early March. This is the first year public nominations are available for Awards. Learn more about categories, recent past recipients, and more on our Awards page. Deadline for 2021 Louisiana Preservation Award Nominations is MARCH 3, 2021.
Since 1999, over 140 sites have been nominated to Louisiana's Most Endangered Places list - inlcuding 11 sites in 2020. If you know of a historic place that need some extra awareness and attention, please consider submitting your nomination by MARCH 7, 2021.
In 2020, the Houma Downtown Development Corporation was recognized with the annual Main Street Award. Who will you nominate in 2021?!
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SOLD! Update on Revolving Fund Properties
2021 has been off to a busy start for LTHP's Revolving Fund Program. The former Judge Gilbert Dupre House in Opelousas and two Prairie Street commercial storefronts in Winnsboro have been sold to new owners and will be preserved and restored for future generations. Procedes from these sales go back into the revolving fund program to help save other endangered properties across Louisiana. If you would like to list or donate a property, please contact LTHP staff at 318-267-5220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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