The Historic Carter House Society Inc. (HCHS) is pleased and proud to have been chosen for the honor of one of the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation (LTHP) Preservation Success Stories for 2014. HCHS would like to thank the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservations for this recognition. The LTHP gathered in Lake Charles on May 13-14, 2015 for their annual conference. The conference was co-hosted by the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development’s Division of Historic Preservation and the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society. Events for the conference began on the evening of May 13 with a cruise on the Lady of the Lake boat with embarkation from Schooner Landing on the Civic Center Lakefront Promenade and those who attended enjoyed Hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
The conference, with a theme of “Louisiana Preservation Champions…Champion Preservation!”, started on Thursday, May 14 with sessions held in the Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank. The keynote speaker at this event for historic preservationists was Ms. Mary Anthony, Executive Director, 1772 Foundation. The educational seminars addressed topics on Technology Resources for Historic Preservation, Historic Tax Credits for Smaller Commercial Buildings, and covered Tips for a Successful Preservation Program, along with several other topics of interest to historic preservationists.
On Thursday, May 14 at the luncheon in the Ballroom of the historic Charleston Hotel Mr. Lane Callaway, Program Chair, Louisiana Trust for Historic Places and Mr. Michael Echols, Board President, Louisiana Trust for Historic Places made the presentation of the 2014 Most Endangered Historic Places within Louisiana and the 2014 Preservation/Repurposed Success Stories.
The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation, Nominations for Most Endangered and Preservation Success Stories was presented by Mr. Lane Callaway, Board of Directors. The Nominator’s Listings and Nominations for Calendar Year 2014 were as follows:
Executive Summary for 2014
Preservation Success Stories – 2014 Nominators
Most Endangered – 2014 Nominators
In addition to the sessions on Thursday, tours were offered to the following historic homes: Charpentier Historic District Home of Samantha and Randy LeJeune; Margaret Place Historic District Home of Barbara and Bruce Wymant; and Shell Beach Drive Homes of Gibson Barham Home and Maureen and C. A. Miller.
Nominations for the Louisiana Trust’s Most Endangered and Preservation Success Stories were submitted from a variety of sources state-wide. The nominations are submitted by citizens of Louisiana, the Louisiana Trust’s board directors; community managers of the Louisiana Main Street Program; elected/appointed local officials; historic property owners; preservation architects; developers; and local historic organizations.
The HCHS is very proud to have been chosen and we hope people will call to schedule a tour and to discuss planning an event in the Carter House. HCHS offers yearly memberships for $40.00 for a family and $30.00 for an individual. All the funds from tours, events, and memberships go toward restoration work on the house and property. Contact the HCHS by telephone 225-747-0660 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find additional information on their website at carterplantationcdd.com.
Below: Pictures of the Carter House when it was placed on the National Register in 1976