Covington Historic District Presentation

The City of Covington contracted Cox / McLain Environmental

Consulting (CMEC) of Austin, Texas, to complete a historic

resources survey for the City. The Division of St. John

Historic District was listed on the National Register of

Historic Places (NRHP) in 1982 and represents the historic

core of the City of Covington. Historians from CMEC

conducted fieldwork for the survey in the fall of 2017.

The 2017 survey updated the existing inventory of

historic-age resources within the Division of St. John NRHP

District.

This effort included documenting resources that had become

historic age since the NRHP nomination was completed and

noting buildings that no longer exist. CMEC evaluated the

integrity of each historic-age building and assigned

contributing or noncontributing status to each resource.

CMEC historians also conducted a windshield survey of

select resources outside of the Division of St. John,

including properties in the Division of Spring.

As a result of the survey, CMEC recommends that the NRHP

nomination for the Division of St. John be formally updated

with the National Park Service and that the City establish

a local historic district in Spring. Amending the NRHP

nomination and establishing a local historic district in

Spring could extend benefits, such as tax credits and grant

opportunities, to property owners within these districts.

In addition to assessing the properties as they relate to

historic districts, CMEC evaluated eligibility for

individual listing in the NRHP. Nine historic-age resources

are recommended eligible for individual listing in the

NRHP.

On April 10, 2018, the results of the survey will be

presented at a Public Meeting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will

be held in the City of Covington, Council Chambers located

at 222 Kirkland Street in Covington, LA.

For additional information, contact Nahketah Bagby, City

Planner by email: nbagby@covla.com or by phone: (985) 867-1214

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Coordinator at (892-1811) Covington City Hall describing

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