• PRC gains title to Gen. Taylor Street houses.
  • President Clinton initiates “Save America’s Treasures.”
  • Congress passes Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, biggest source of federal funding for preservation.
  • Large supermarket proposed for Central City, stimulating debate on commercial development in historic neighborhoods.
  • PRC purchases Leeds Foundry building for renovation into headquarters.
  • PRC begins renovation of 8 blighted houses on Gen. Taylor Street and sells two to first-time homebuyers by year’s end.
  • Gentilly Terrace is added to the National Register.
  • PRC hosts first African American Heritage Preservation tours of historic River Road and endangered jazz sites.
  • Operation Comeback initiates Historic House Specialist Seminars for realtors.
  • PRC sells three more houses on Gen. Taylor Street, all to first-time homebuyers.
  • Eight historic Central City houses move off the site of the Albertson’s Felicity Street Market to new locations in the neighborhood, through a partnership coordinated by the PRC.
  • D-Day Museum opens in Warehouse District, increasing number of visitors to neighborhoods cultural institutions.
  • Housing Conservation District ordinance broadened to include commercial building and require public notification.
  • Building at 604 Julia Street sold by PRC, with proceeds used to establish endowment for the organization.
  • Historic Maison Blanche Building is converted to posh Ritz Carlton Hotel, spurring renewed investment in Canal Street and downtown.