Louisiana National Guard

Louisiana National Guard

New Orleans & Carville, LA

Prior to joining Lord Aeck Sargent, the Office of Jack Pyburn was retained to conduct comprehensive historic resource surveys and National Register District eligibility assessments at three Louisiana National Guard installations.

At Jackson Barracks, a historic military installation dating to 1833 in New Orleans, the team assessed buildings impacted by Hurricane Katrina as part of the crucial preservation planning process following the storm.

Camp Minden, a 14,974 acre historic military installation dating to 1941-42, was constructed as the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant at the outset of World War II. The team surveyed over 800 historic resources and determined over 400 buildings to be eligible as part of a National Register Historic District.

In Carville, Louisiana, surveys were conducted of the historic resources at the Gillis W. Long Center. Originally developed in 1859 as Indian Camp, a plantation along the Mississippi River, the Gillis Long Center has evolved through several periods of development coinciding with the changes and advances in the treatment of leprosy or Hansen's disease. The existing National Register Historic District was updated and recommendations were made for additional buildings to be listed on the National Register. The survey reports and eligibility assessments will be utilized for long term planning at these historically significant installations.


Practice Areas

Preservation Planning