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PRC mourns Edgar “Dooky” L. Chase III

The Preservation Resource Center mourns the passing of Edgar “Dooky” L. Chase III, who died peacefully on Wednesday (Feb. 21). …

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Exploring sites of Black history in New Orleans

Nearly every block of New Orleans has been touched by Black history. Take a stroll through any neighborhood, and you’ll …

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Preserving Black Churches Grants will help fund repairs to two historic congregations in New Orleans 

Two historic congregations in New Orleans will receive Preserving Black Churches grants from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African …

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PRC seeks renovation proposals for historic Perseverance Hall

The Preservation Resource Center is requesting proposals for the rehabilitation of Perseverance Hall No. 4, located in the jazz complex …

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PRC’s Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Delight the preservationists on your list with gifts that celebrate our historic city.   PRC’s cheeky t-shirs are sure to …

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Lead paint pervades many older New Orleans homes. See how to test your home.

Did you know this week is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week? In New Orleans, our buildings retain more than historic …

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PRC mourns Bill Robinson

The Preservation Resource Center is saddened by the passing of Bill Robinson, who died Oct. 12, 2023. Bill, a longtime …

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This day in history: New Orleans Free Market opens at the base of Canal Street in 1861

On August 16, 1861, the New Orleans Free Market opened at the base of Canal Street. In April of that …

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Dillard receives $750,000 grant to repair historic Howard House

The National Park Service awarded Dillard University $750,000 for the renovation of historic Howard House, an 87-year-old building on campus. …

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This day in history: Louis Armstrong born in 1901

On Aug. 4, 1901, Louis Daniel Armstrong was born in New Orleans. Armstrong, who would go on to become arguably …

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This day in history: Robert Charles killed by a white mob in 1900

On July 27, 1900, Robert Charles was killed by a white mob during a campaign of racial terror that would …

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On this day in history: Lee Harvey Oswald fired from Magazine Street coffee plant

On this day in 1963, a worker at the Wm. B. Reily & Co. coffee plant (pictured here) was fired. …