The Historic Preservation Commission is a part of City Government responsible for encouraging historic preservation within the city and assessing compliance with the city's design guidelines for the Historic District. Five members are appointed by the Mayor with City Council approval. An additional two members are assigned by the City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The HPC meets at 6:00 pm on the 4th Monday of each month. Meetings are open to the public and held in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
The collection is the work of the “Preserve Louisiana’s Images” (PLI) organization, a consortium of these organizations: the City of Louisiana’s Historic Preservation Commission, the Louisiana Area Historical Museum, the Louisiana Public Library, and the Louisiana Historic Preservation Association. The collection focuses on Downtown Buildings, Street Scenes and Businesses, Local Businesses outside the Downtown Business District, Historic Homes, River Scenes, and Key Citizens. Start up funding for the project provided by Louisiana Rotary Club.