The Hammond Central Historic Structures Survey
Documenting approximately 1,400 structures in Hammond, Louisiana - to be added to the Louisiana Historic Structures Inventory.
WHAT DO WE SURVEY?
There are many facets to documenting architecture for a survey such as this. You may refer to the Louisiana Historic Resources Inventory form for a complete view of recorded factors, but in essence we survey to record what your structure looks like. The surveyor documents window types, architectural style, approximate age, location, building function, etc.
WHY DO WE SURVEY?
We are looking to develop the data garnered through this survey into multiple "heat maps" representing the ages and types of structures. This portion of a larger project is purely to document the look of Hammond at this moment in time for posterity. The historic district will then use that data to determine the path moving forward for historic preservation. First, including more properties in the National Register Historic District will allow those property owners to take advantage of tax credits or grants without any restrictions or requirements for their property should they chose not to take advantage of those funding programs.
PLANNED SURVEY AREA
The blue dotted line is a conservative boundary based on time and funding. Please note that we intend on expanding out as those factors allow.
Green = Downtown Development District, Blue = Current National Register Historic District
Green = Residential, Orange = Institutional, Yellow = Religious
MORE INFO ON THE SURVEY:
This survey will record data on approximately 1,400 structures in Hammond. Survey work will be done in conjunction with Kelly Calhoun of Calhoun Preservation. Information gathered will follow the Louisiana Historic Structures Inventory Form. To see a sample of this form, CLICK HERE.
The data collected will result in getting clarity on what Hammond's historic building stock looks like and will document historic structures for posterity that were previously undocumented. Ultimately, the intention for this survey data is to modify the boundaries of the current Hammond National Register Historic District and make it larger. This is to allow more income-earning properties in Hammond to be eligible for historic tax credits. National Register Historic Districts have no restrictions or guidelines. Check out THIS FACT SHEET if you're curious about how National Register Historic Districts differ from Local Historic Districts.
Do you have a memory, general information, or a photograph of a specific place in Hammond?
Put it on the (literal) map! Submit your information by clicking below.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
If you have questions, comments, or would like to volunteer for the survey, send us a line through the form to the right!