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Preservation Origins: Stories from Cities Across the Nation New Orleans, Louisiana

November 18, 2020
3:30 PM

November 18, 2020
3:30 – 4:45 pm (Coffee Break Chat format)
On Zoom
(Zoom link will be sent day of event)
What can the Big Easy’s preservation story tell us about New York City’s own tale? Join us as Cleary Larkin, Ph.D., R.A. presents on the development of a preservation ethic and the early decades of preservation in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Ms. Larkin brings a wealth of experience to bear, having conducted extensive research on New Orleans’ preservation regime and its history for her dissertation. As she notes: “There was a lot happening during the 1880-1940 period in New Orleans that influenced the creation of the city’s first historic district, including a massive flux in building uses and construction within the French Quarter, activism by architects for preservation, an influx of immigrants into and a Creole migration out of the Quarter.” Brad Vogel, Executive Director of the Archive Project and a former Historic Preservation Fellow in New Orleans with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will moderate the event.
Following Ms. Larkin’s presentation, we will be joined by several New Orleans preservationists, including residents of the famed Vieux Carré – or French Quarter – who will provide a sense of the contemporary historic preservation landscape in New Orleans in and well beyond the Quarter since Hurricane Katrina. Sandra Stokes, Nathan Chapman, and Roberta Brandes Gratz will share their insights from the Crescent City.
**Primer for the event: A New Orleans preservation-related book review from one of our newsletters.