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2023 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award

McDonogh 19 Mixed Use Facility | 5909 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA

Historical Renovation Honoring

Manning Architects
Alembic Community Development
Leona Tate Foundation for Change
General Contractor C.D.W. Services LLC.

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The renovations on this historical site, where three brave six-year-old girls took courageous first steps in 1960 to desegregate New Orleans public schools 60 years ago, transformed this site into a poignant reminder of the struggle for Civil Rights and a valuable resource for those still fighting for social justice. McDonogh 19 was renovated into a Civil Rights museum with interactive exhibits designed by Gallagher & Associates, highlighting the history of desegregation. The renovation of this three-story Italian Renaissance-style building also includes 25 affordable apartments for senior citizens and offices for the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, which will offer classes in its “Undoing Racism” series.

More Information

Building a Legacy: The Transformation of McDonogh 19 into the TEP Center
National Trust for Historic Preservation

A New Orleans Rehabilitation Marks a Fresh Start for the Site of a Key Civil Rights Moment
National Trust for Historic Preservation

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