Share Your Story, Show Your Support!! Make NOLA desirable again!

American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation encourage all New Orleans residents, and people who care about the city, to start sharing their stories on April 15th via a dedicated website, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a special Advisory Committee comprised of local New Orleans dignitaries will review the public’s stories about the nine historic sites, along with each site’s story, background, and monetary needs, and determine how $400,000 in preservation grants will be awarded. The sites being awarded American Express Partners in Preservation grants will be announced to the public on May 13th 2008.

So do it now! Submit your photos and musings!

Eagle Saloon (Central Business District)
Franz Building (Central City)
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 (Garden District)
New Orleans Healing Center (Faubourg Marigny)
Odyssey House Louisiana (Esplanade Ridge)
Passebon Cottage (Tremé)
St. Alphonsus Art & Cultural Center (Lower Garden District)
St. Augustine Parish Hall (Tremé)

More information about each of these sites can be found at
St. James A.M.E. Church (Mid-City National Register District)

Launched in 2006, the Partners in Preservation program is a philanthropic initiative in which American Express, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has pledged $5.5 million over a five-year period toward preserving historic sites in the United States. In September 2006, American Express allocated preservation grants to sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. And in 2007, Chicagoland historic sites were the focus of the Partners in Preservation program.