Hammond Mid-Century Modern Home Tour 2018
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Hammond Mid-Century Modern Home Tour 2018

  • St. Alberts Catholic Student Center (map)
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The Louisiana Architectural Foundation (LAF) and Hammond Historic District Commission (HHDC) present an all-day historic home tour of Mid-Century Modern residences in Hammond!

 

Learn about Hammond's prolific Mid-Century Modern building stock by walking through the structures themselves! MCM architecture came out of the function-over-form ideology and connects building inhabitants in various ways to the nature around them. The tour homes feature authentic as well as carefully renovated MCM features.

 

Walk or take the provided shuttle over the 1 mile route starting at St. Albert Catholic Student Center (where tickets and check-in will be). Tickets will also be available at the Farmers Market during open hours.

 

 

OTHER DETAILS:

 

Tickets

  • $25 pre-sale

  • $30 day-of

  • $5 off for AIA Members (must show proof of membership at check in)

  • Includes souvenir cup for the first 200 tickets purchased!

  • Also includes 2 beers provided by Gnarley Barly & unlimited soft drinks/water

 

Date/Time

  • Saturday April 21st, 2018

  • 10:00a - 4:00p

 

A huge thank you to our sponsors!

  • Holly/Smith Architects

  • Gnarley Barley Brewing Co.

  • K-Team Printing & Imaging

  • Sign deSigns & More

 

If you would like more information, are interested in volunteering, or otherwise have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the event organizers - Stacey Pfingsten (LAF) at (504) 579-2489 and Leah Solomon (HHDC) at (985) 277-5684.

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John Desmond:  Hammond's Mid Century Architect
Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

John Desmond: Hammond's Mid Century Architect

  • First Christian Church - Sanctuary (map)
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In preparation for the first Hammond Mid-Century Modern Home Tour (slated for April 21st, 2018), the Hammond Historic District Commission presents the second of a two-part lecture series about the architectural history of the United States and Hammond.

 

Date: Wednesday April 11, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm

Tickets:  Free and open to the public!

 

This second lecture by Howard C. Nichols - Regional Historian and Professor Emeritus at Southeastern Louisiana University - will explain the character defining details of the Mid-Century Modern architectural style as well as its proliferation in Hammond due in large part to local architect John Desmond.

 

Come to the First Christian Church (architect: John Desmond), which was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a fine example of Mid-Century Modern architecture, and learn more about our local architectural history!

 

There will be time after the presentation for questions.

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Architectural History of the U.S.:  Setting the Stage for Hammond
Mar
29
5:30 PM17:30

Architectural History of the U.S.: Setting the Stage for Hammond

In preparation for the first Hammond Mid-Century Modern Home Tour (slated for April 21st, 2018), the Hammond Historic District Commission presents the first of a two-part lecture series about the architectural history of the United States.

 

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm

Tickets: Free and open to the public!

 

This first lecture by Laura Ewen Blokker - Principal for Southeast Preservation and Assistant Director of the Tulane University Master of Preservation Studies - will summarize the historical context and character defining details of architectural styles that shape our built environment today.

 

Come to the Hammond Regional Arts Center (HRAC) to learn more about our local architecture as it relates to historic trends!

 

There will be time after the presentation for questions.

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Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

HHDC Hosts: The Commission Assistance & Mentoring Program

On Saturday March 10, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM the Hammond Historic District Commission will host the Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program  – an annual training opportunity for preservation commissions in the United States.

The all-day training is put on by the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions and the State Historic Preservation Office.  It will be held at the Hammond Chamber of Commerce, 400 NW Railroad Avenue. 

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Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

HHDC End of Year Review Working Session

  • 309 North Linden Street Hammond, LA, 70401 United States (map)
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The Hammond Historic District Commission will convene for a working session on Saturday January 20th, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 309 N. Linden Street, Hammond, LA. 

In this working session the Commission will review its procedural structure as well as the past year's applications for potential amendments to the historic district design guidelines.

There will be no voting or approvals given in this session.  Any proposed amendments or policies established during this session will be reviewed and approved at a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

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Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

HHDC Presents: Hammond Central Historic Structures Survey Discussion

AGENDA

MORE DETAILS:  At this public meeting, the Hammond Historic District Commission will officially introduce and discuss the details of a Hammond Central Historic Structures 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.  To summarize though...


What the National Register DOES

  • PROVIDES recognition of a property's significance in history, architecture, archaeology, or engineering.
  • PROVIDES a moral obligation, although not a legal one, to preserve the property.
  • PROVIDES limited protection when a property is endangered by a federally funded or licensed action. The following web site provides more information about this process: http://www.achp.gov/usersguide.html.
  • PROVIDES the owner of an income producing property (commercial or rental residential) the opportunity to apply for Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits for a "Certified Rehabilitation."
  • PROVIDES the owner of a private residence with the opportunity to apply for a State Residential Tax Credit, if a rehabilitation is certified.
  • PROVIDES the owner the opportunity to apply for the Louisiana Department of Economic Development's Restoration Tax Abatement Program.
  • PROVIDES the owner the opportunity to apply for matching grants-in-aid for restoration/rehabilitation (when funding is available).

What the National Register DOES NOT do

  • DOES NOT restrict the use of the property. (For example, an owner can continue to live in a listed house, convert a listed property to another use, continue to farm ground where a listed archaeological site may be located, conduct new construction on the site, etc.)
  • DOES NOT restrict the sale of a property; unless under the jurisdiction of a federal agency.
  • DOES NOT require continued maintenance of private property.
  • DOES NOT require that any specific guidelines be followed in a rehabilitation (unless the owner is using federal funds or rehabilitation tax credits). For example, the owner of a listed property may paint his building any color he chooses.
  • DOES NOT require the owner to give tours of the property or open it to the public.
  • DOES NOT guarantee funds for restoration.
  • DOES NOT require or guarantee perpetual maintenance of the property.
  • DOES NOT provide a National Register plaque or a state historic marker for the property (although property owners are eligible to acquire such markers at their own expense).

Please attend the meeting if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the survey parameters!  Check out an approximate map of intended area HERE.

The meeting will be held in City Council Chambers, 312 E. Charles St., at 5:30 pm on Wednesday September 27th.

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Aug
30
11:00 AM11:00

HHDC Special Session

  • City of Hammond Building Department (map)
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The Hammond Historic District Commission will hold a special session on Wednesday August 30th, 2017 at 11:00 am.  The Commission will vote on applications for 103 S. Magnolia, 120 S. Cypress, and 109 N. Cypress.  The meeting will be held in the Hammond Building Department conference room at 219 E. Robert St.

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