The City of Hammond, Louisiana was chartered in 1889 and has enjoyed steady growth since that time. The majority of the city's oldest buildings are located in the downtown area. Preservation of these historic areas is very important to the overall quality of life in Hammond, as the downtown provides a center for continually expanding boundaries that provides a visual link with the past in addition to a unique character that cannot be duplicated by new construction.
The Hammond Historic District Commission (HHDC) is a citizens' commission whose seven members have experience in history, design, architecture, or education. The Commission reviews plans for work within the historic district and sees that new proposals are consistent with the Historic and Architectural Design Guidelines. The Commission also provides advice and consultation regarding renovation, restoration, and new signage to safeguard the character and historic integrity of the district.
Please take a look around this site for more information about local history, the field of historic preservation, and the activities of the HHDC.
Visit the Historic District
The Hammond Historic District Commission holds meetings at the City Council Chambers on the third Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m.
View maps of the Hammond Historic District and of the National Register Historic District.