Thursday, March 23, 2017

St. Tammany's Places on the Historic Registry

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

CLICK HERE to see the Wikipedia updated listings of buildings and places in St. Tammany Parish that have been designated on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Madisonville Town Hall/ Jail/ Museum

St. Tammany Parish has 38 properties on the list, including the Division of St. John in downtown Covington, and the Abita Springs Historic District, which is most of central Abita Springs. The Slidell Train Depot and the Madisonville Tchefuncte River lighthouse are also on the list. 

Longbranch Annex, Abita Springs, LA

 To be considered eligible, a property must meet the National Register Criteria for Evaluation. This involves examining the property’s age, integrity, and significance.

• Age and Integrity. Is the property old enough to be considered historic (generally at least 50 years old) and does it still look much the way it did in the past?
• Significance. Is the property associated with events, activities, or developments that were important in the past? With the lives of people who were important in the past? With significant architectural history, landscape history, or engineering achievements? Does it have the potential to yield information through archeaological investigation about our past?