In September 2018, the Garden District Association announced the launch of a new program: Profiles in Preservation. Led by the Board, and in collaboration with a team of architectural historians and other experts, the program’s purpose is to showcase the Garden District’s important homes and buildings and provide accurate information for the general public. In consideration for subscription fees, participating homeowners will receive an authentic history of their homes, a beautiful bronze plaque, telling the brief history of the home, a presentation book complete with the homes’ history, professional photographs of the exteriors, interiors and gardens, and a two-page spread in a beautifully executed coffee-table style book. While the Profiles in Preservation Program will likely be an ongoing endeavor, the book is scheduled to be published in 2020. This book will include the first 100 homes subscribed to the program.
All homes selected for this project must first meet the criteria set forth by the Historic District Landmarks Commission as a significant or contributing structure without altering its significance through exterior renovations.