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Natchitoches Historic District

Natchitoches, Louisiana
County of Natchitoches.
National Register Number: 74000928
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Architectural. The threat level was Priority2 in
2005.
Congressional District: LA-4 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Historic District.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 16, 1984):
Established by the French in 1714, Natchitoches was a trading center on the Red River and an important link in pack train trails. The historic district has a mixture of architecture from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Condition:
A large hotel building that is a key architectural element in the district has been renovated into shops and condominiums.

State reports a Section 106 project that is proposing to demoliish 3 or 4 contributing properties, related to USDA Rural Development Program

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The National Park Service should consider updating the present National Historic Landmark nomination study.


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