Mouton House

September 2019 Newsletter

Announcing the Preservation Alliance Monthly Newsletter

The Preservation Alliance of Lafayette Board of Directors has been busy planning new events and initiatives. Details will be shared soon. In the meantime, we are pleased to announce our monthly newsletter, highlighting preservation news, events, and interesting tidbits. Have something to share? Please send us a message on Facebook or by emailing president@preservinglafayette.org. 

October Featured Property

Mouton House

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum (Circa 1800) – 1122 Lafayette Street, Downtown Lafayette – Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 – 4:00. Museum Guide Sheets are also available for self-guided tours in English, French and Spanish.  

SEN. CASSIDY INTRODUCES IMPROVED FED. HISTORIC TAX CREDIT

Earlier this month, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (LA) filed legislation that will improve the federal historic tax credit. Check out the press release for all the details. We are fortunate in Louisiana that our U.S. Senator understands and appreciates the impact of the federal and state HTC programs, and is willing to serve as a national leader to ensure that the already-successful program is improved where needed.

Please share the press release with members of your community. And if you have a moment to reach out to Senator Cassidy’s office, please email his tax staffer, Katie Rudis Katie_Rudis@cassidy.senate.gov, thanking her for her hard work and leadership on this legislation.

DID YOU KNOW? Preservation of Alliance of Lafayette is an independent 501(c)(3) organization. We are separate and distinct from the Lafayette Preservation Commission, which is a branch of Lafayette City-Parish Consol. Government Planning and Zoning Department. The Preservation Commission is the governmental entity which approves properties for Lafayette’s Registry of Historic Properties. The Preservation Alliance is an educational and advocacy organization whose mission is to increase awareness, appreciation, and participation in the preservation of historic and cultural characteristics of Lafayette. The Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month. The Preservation Alliance Board of Directors meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month and will provide updates to our members from both meetings.   

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 21, 2019 – Preservation Commission Meeting

  •  October 25, 2019 – Downtown Alive, featuring The Daiquiri Queens + The Haggard Bucks – Parc San Souci
  • November 1, 2019 – Downtown Alive, featuring Wayne Toups & Zydecajun for the Centennial Celebration of Evangeline Maid (Check out the rest of the DTA schedule here!)
  • January 2020 – LA Historic Tax Credit Coalition – Acadiana Meeting – More details to come!
  • Spring 2020 – Azalea Trail & PAL History Walk – More details to come!