Appointed by the Mayor of Alexandria and confirmed by the Alexandria City Council in March 2006, the Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission (AHPC) is the City of Alexandria’s agency for historic preservation efforts. The AHPC encourages the preservation of historic structures within the City’s three local historic districts and of historic landmarks that lie outside of a local district, but within the city limits.
The AHPC promotes preservation in Alexandria by facilitating preservation activities such as historic preservation tax credit seminars, open house walking tours, and preservation education events, which are always free and open to the public. The AHPC is a valuable resource to historic property owners who seek design guidance for their historic structure. We believe that the preservation of our built environment enhances historic neighborhoods and fosters community spirit, improves and stabilizes property values, encourages tourism, and benefits the economy.
Preservation in Progress Award - December 2014
The corner of Third Street and Desoto is coming back to life thanks to the vision and hard work of Rhonda and Jennifer Atwood. (read more)
2014 in Review - Historic Preservation in Action
The Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission took some time over the holidays to reflect on our goals and accomplishments in 2014. For a brief recap of preservation in Alexandria in 2014, read this CENLA Focus article.
Shreveport and Alexandria HPCs share Best Practices
A team representing the Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission visited the Shreveport HPC to share best practices. Read more as reported by the Shreveport Times.
Preservation in Progress Award - October 2014
The Victorian home on the corner of Jackson and 20th Street in Alexandria’s Garden District is turning heads. Built in 1910, the historic home at 2004 Jackson Street was ... (Read more in the October issue of CENLA Focus)