• Mary Fitzpatrick authors New Orleans Favorite Shotguns, which, like Life in an Epic City, is important for promoting the vitality of the city post-Katrina.
  • PRC and Cottage Living magazine build a modular “Idea Home” with a design suitable for its Camp Street location in historic Uptown.
  • Rebuilding Together recruits its first AmeriCorps member — the first of over 150 who will serve after Katrina, bringing passionate individuals from around the country to help low-income homeowners move back home.  
  • The Garden District becomes a local historic district.
  • In the wake of Katrina, demolitions are decimating swaths of historic tracts throughout the city. PRC establishes the Preservation Salvage Store in its Marais Street warehouse to salvage and resell architectural elements from demolished buildings.
  • Rebuilding Together celebrates 20 years by highlighting its post-Katrina work, where over 4,300 volunteers contributed over 130,000 hours to totally renovate 97 homes and bring families back to New Orleans. Rebuilding Together also coordinates several successful large-scale volunteer builds for the National Basketball Association, the Starbucks Coffee Company and the New Orleans Saints, among others.
  • PRC partners with the Prince of Wales Foundation to offer a one-year apprenticeship program for local people interested in building trades.
  • PRC builds its first Katrina Cottage to bring historically appropriate new construction to empty lots in Holy Cross.
  • PRC acquires three properties fronting St. Claude Avenue, across Marais from the warehouse and Preservation Salvage Store, to expand its presence on the corridor.