Mission Statement

The purpose of the Minden, Louisiana Historic Residential District Association shall be to promote a sense of community for our neighborhood while preserving and protecting this area in the manner that it deserves by retaining and enhancing its original historical integrity; forge working relationships with the City; foster civic participation; promote beautification and pride in the neighborhood; maintain, enhance, and encourage quality housing that reinforces the character and charm of our historic neighborhood; and provide a focal point for all neighborhood issues that may affect our residents. The members will respect the fact that this is a nationally protected area and to treat it as such.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

2017 Dues Are Due And Why We Pay Them

It's that time of year again..... to send in your Historic Residential District Association Dues. For those that are new to the district.... your dues help to pay for our website, and other small items that might come up during the year. Money raised when we do a home tour is set aside in an account that pays for things done within the district lines and occasionally outside those areas that were set up in 1992 National Register of Historic Places. We have placed an official state of Louisiana Historic Marker in Academy Park as well as a marker dedicated to our 2008 Mayor Bill Robertson and one of our long time members Miriam Monk. We also have purchased the Christmas lighting that goes in the park among other things. We have a exhibit dedicated to the homes at the Dorcheat Museum. Recently we replaced all the street signs that are in the defined area of our Residential District. Minden is a little unique in the fact that we have two defined Historic District the residential and the downtown area or two separate district that follow separate guidelines. Our main way of funding our larger projects such as signs and repairs in the park is our official Historic Residential Tour Of Homes. This is not a yearly thing due to the work involved in promotion of such an event months in advance and by the home owners within the district and right outside the defined lines willingness to do such a time consuming venture. We do offer a cash incentive to do the tour of homes to the home owners. We hope you will support us in our efforts to preserve our history and our neighborhood. You can call me or our President Scott McCullough with any questions concerning the district. You can visit me anytime at the Dorcheat Historical Museum located at 116 Pearl Street.