Louisiana Landmarks Society Celebrates 65 Years With Fete Du Jardin

NEW ORLEANS – What would New Orleans be without Gallier Hall, Charity Hospital and the Carrollton Courthouse?  

         The Louisiana Landmarks Society, the oldest preservation organization in Louisiana, was instrumental in saving Gallier Hall and the Carrollton Courthouse in the 1950's, and sixty-five years later is working to save the Carrollton Courthouse once again. Following Hurricane Katrina, Landmarks was at the forefront of the fight to reopen Charity Hospital, and continues to fight for an appropriate adaptive reuse.

         Since its founding in 1950, Landmarks has sought protection for historic buildings and sites, and searched for progressive solutions to promote the architectural integrity of the City and improve the quality of life in New Orleans' neighborhoods. Members and supporters say Landmarks serves as a government watchdog over the city’s architectural heritage, and continues to speak out for buildings as large as Charity Hospital and as small as a shotgun single, and for neighborhoods from Holy Cross to Carrollton, Algiers to Gentilly.

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         Landmarks is now looking for the community’s support and is selling tickets to its Sunday, October 25, 2015, Fete du Jardin fundraising gala, which will take place at The Pitot House, 1440 Moss St., from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

         Donations will help support Landmarks' yearly listing of "New Orleans Nine Most Endangered" properties, help provide oversight of City entities concerned with demolition, preservation, planning and zoning, support neighborhood integrity and help maintain the Pitot House on Bayou St. John.

         The event will also celebrate the 65th anniversary of the organization and honor the past winners of the Harnett Kane Award, a prestigious award saluting those who have demonstrated lifetime contributions to preservation.

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HARNETT KANE AWARD WINNERS, 1968- 2015

(from New Orleans unless otherwise noted)  

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• Mrs. S.L. Wright of Crowley, 1968

• Mrs. Fairfax Foster Sutter of Franklin, 1969

• Felix Kuntz, 1970

• Mildred McCoy of Cloutierville, 1971

• Businessmen responsible for preservation of  Exchange Alley, 1972

• Elizabeth McLundie Bolton of Alexandria, 1973

• Louisiana Dart Scheinuk Knox, 1974

• Stanton M. Frazer, President, Friends of the Cabildo, 1975

• Dr. Bernard Lemann, 1976

• Samuel Wilson Jr., Leonard V. Huber & Martha G. Robinson, 1977

• Margaret E. Lauer, 1978

• Mary M. Morrison, 1979

• Coliseum Square Association, 1980

• Christian Women’s Exchange, 1981

• Dr. & Mrs. Robert C. Judice of Darrow, 1982

• Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Wurzlow of Houma, 1983

• William R. Cullison, III, 1984

• Mary Louise Christovich, 1985

• John Geiser III, 1986

• F. Monroe Labouisse, Jr., 1987

• Naomi D. Marshall, 1988

• Ray Boudreaux, 1989

• Parlange Family, Parlange Plantation of New Roads, 1990

• Lloyd Sensat & Eugene Cizek, 1991

• Sue W. Turner of Baton Rouge, 1992

• Patricia Heatherly Gay, 1993

• Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches, 1994

• Lydia & Howard Schmalz, 1995

• Daniel R. Michel of Marksville, 1996

• James G. Derbes, 1997

• Eugenie Chavanne Schwartz & Grace Chavanne Gage, 1998

• Dr. & Mrs. Jack Holden, 1999

• Robert Cangelosi, Jr., 2000

• John Wesley Stewart, Ph.D., 2001

• Sadee Watson Newell, 2002

• Louise Martin, 2003

• Raymond Young, 2004

• Winifred Evans Byrd of Baton Rouge, 2005

• Sally & William Reeves, 2008

• William Borah, 2009

• Pam Dashiell, 2010

• Foundation for Historical Louisiana of Baton Rouge, 2011

• Camille Strachan, 2012

• Dr. Patricia O' Brien, 2013

• Michael Duplantier, 2014

• James R. Logan IV, 2015

 

         Individual tickets are available for $65.

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