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The New Orleans Nine lecture

Loyola press release - March 8, 2006

Loyola University sponsors preservation lecture

The Louisiana Landmarks Society is pleased to launch the Second Annual New Orleans Nine Most Endangered Sites, a list that will draw attention to historic sites that may be threatened by demolition or neglect.

The New Orleans Nine is modeled on the National Trust for Historic Preservation Most Endangered Program. It has several goals including saving historic places, publicity for historic sites, advocacy for historic preservation in general, preservation education, and supporting preservation efforts.

Chair of the Preservation Advocacy Committee for the Louisiana Landmarks Society Sara S. Orton will host a lecture, “The New Orleans Nine Most Endangered Sites: Past and Future,” on Monday, March 13, 2006, at 7:30 p.m., in Numemaker Auditorium, located in Monroe Hall.

Orton is an architectural historian for Earth Search, Inc. She attended the Master’s of Preservation Studies program at Tulane University. As chair of the P.A.C., Orton undertook the task of creating the first annual New Orleans Nine Most Endangered List. Orton has organized and participated in projects in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Charles, and Ouachita parishes in Louisiana, and through out southern Mississippi.

Forms and instructions for nominations will be made available at Orton’s lecture. Nominations for the New Orleans Nine can be an individual building or site, a local icon, or an entire neighborhood.

The lecture will be sponsored by the Louisiana Landmarks Society and The Office of the President at Loyola University New Orleans. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information email Associate Professor Connie Rodriguez Ph.D., at rodrigue@loyno.edu.