Today, the city’s historic inventory includes seven districts as well as dozens of individual buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. All of these districts, including the downtown, are also locally-designated with design review for alterations or major changes. This stewardship of the downtown and historic neighborhoods, in conjunction with federal and state tax incentives with substantial private investment, aims to have a downtown and urban core that is vibrant and authentic.
Landmark designations may apply to individual buildings, structures, sites, areas, or objects which are studied by the commission and judged to have historical, architectural, archaeological, or cultural value. Property owners who are interested in seeking landmarks status are encouraged to contact the Shreveport Historic Preservation Commission about the designation process.