As a long-time supporter—Past President, Past Vice President, Past Treasurer and Past Secretary—of the Preservation Resource Center (PRC), partner Randy Opotowsky keeps Steeg Law’s commercial and residential real estate clients apprised of the many educational programs that the organization offers. Classes about navigating the Historic District Landmarks Commission, home tours in the historic Garden District and lectures that provide insight into opportunities for New Orleans’ future are among the upcoming programs.

As Randy notes, “PRC’s incredible staff works tirelessly to provide high quality programing that furthers PRC’s mission to preserve New Orleans’ historic architecture, neighborhoods and cultural identity through collaboration, empowerment and service to our community.”

Navigating the HDLC

The Preservation Resource Center partners with the Historic District Landmarks Commission to offer this free course designed to help property owners understand the HDLC application process and avoid the frustrations experienced by some applicants. Taught by HDLC Senior Architectural Historian, Yvette Tyler, this class provides an opportunity for property owners to ask questions and learn more about how to work through the HDLC process.

November 28, noon-1 p.m., Via Zoom
Free but advance registration required

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PRC’s 48th Annual Holiday Home Tour presented by McEnery Residential

The Holiday Home Tour is a self-guided walking tour that explores the interiors and grounds of several stunning homes all dressed up for the holidays in the historic Garden District and Lower Garden District of New Orleans. Festivities also include live musical performances, a festive boutique, and more! This beloved event returns its 48th year.

December 9 — December 10, 2023

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Tourism and the New Orleans Economy: Preserving New Orleans’ Future, PRC speaker series

Walt Leger III, president and chief executive officer of New Orleans & Company, will discuss the successes and challenges of the city’s tourism industry and its importance to the state’s economy. New Orleans & Company is the official destination sales and marketing organization for New Orleans.

January 19, 2024, 8:30am — 9:30am
Free for PRC members, $10 for non-members


About the Preservation Resource Center

The PRC preserves New Orleans’ historic architecture, neighborhoods and cultural identity through collaboration, empowerment and service to our community.

The organization:

  • Advocates for the community and neighborhoods at the local, state and federal levels.
  • Educates citizens through in-person and online classes and workshops on an array of historic preservation topics.
  • Safeguards 139 historic structures in the state with our Preservation Easements program.
  • Provides free home repairs to qualified low- and moderate-income residents who have been cited for violations by the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission.
  • Guides and encourages the acquisition and renovation of vacant buildings.
  • Promotes awareness through our award-winning publication Preservation in Print and through our online Digital Preservation Newsroom at and our robust social media channels.

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