- PRC initiates “Warehouse District Study” (funded by National Trust for Historic Preservation) to promote its preservation and development in preparation for 1984 World’s Fair.
- Baton Rouge’s Roseland Terrace added to National Register of Historic Districts, Louisiana’s first historic district comprised entirely of 20th century buildings.
- Preservation funding reduced by Reagan administration to $50 million for entire United States.
- PRC moves and renovates Creole cottage for preservation exhibit at 1984 World’s Fair
- National Endowment for the Arts awards PRC grant for “Six City Sites” to explore contemporary design in historic areas.
- National Trust for Historic Preservation successfully campaigns for Congress to restore, rather than extend, West Front of US Capitol
- Over a half million people view PRC’s “Living in New Orleans” exhibit at the World’s Fair
- State Historic Preservation Office awards PRC grant to survey 10,000 buildings in Uptown New Orleans for historic district consideration
- PRC works with Preservation Action and National Trust for Historic Preservation on “Tax Task Force” to lobby for retention of rehabilitation tax credit
- SHPO surveys Carrollton and Holy Cross areas for National Register of Historic Districts consideration.
- Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation establishes Louisiana Main Street Program.
- PRC begins planning for establishment of Operation Comeback neighborhood revitalization program
- PRC organizes Heritage Club lecture program
- PRC’s Preservation in Print receives journalism award from Louisiana Chapter of the American Planning Association.
- San Francisco adopts master plan with nation’s strongest controls on design and development