The City of Hammond, Louisiana was chartered in 1889 and has enjoyed steady growth since that time. Many 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 to continually expanding boundaries while providing a visual link with the past, in addition to a unique character that cannot be duplicated by new construction.

The Historic District Commission is a seven member citizens' commission whose members have experience in history, design, or architecture. 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 provides advice and consultation regarding renovation, restoration, and new signage.


Visit the Historic District

The Hammond Historic District is made up of 17 blocks dating from 1880-1944 in varying styles including Queen Anne Revival, Mission, Art Moderne, and Renaissance Revival.

Walking Tour

Commission Meetings

The Hammond Historic District Commission holds meetings at the City Council Chambers on the third Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m.

Upcoming Meetings & Agendas › 

District Maps

View maps of the Hammond Historic District and of the National Register Historic District.

District Maps ›