The Downtown Development District received official notification from the State Historic Preservation Office that the Third Street corridor in downtown Baton Rouge has been designated as a National Historic District. Forty-three properties will be eligible to receive Federal Historic Tax Credits under the new designation. Combined with State Historic Tax Credits, a property could potentially receive as much as 45 percent of restoration projects in tax credits. Properties such as the old Louisiana Theater, the Commerce Building and the Capitol One Bank building would be eligible. “The history of this City speaks from this corridor and we are so pleased that it has been recognized nationally for its architecture and character,” commented Rhorer. Please click on the link below to download the National Register Boundary.
HISTORIC 3RD ST. DISTRICT