Historical Resources Inventory Survey
The City of Covington contracted Cox|McLain Environmental Consulting (CMEC) of Austin, Texas, to complete a historic resources survey for the City. The Division of St. John Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1982 and represents the historic core of the City of Covington. Historians from CMEC conducted fieldwork for the survey in the fall of 2017. The 2017 survey updated the existing inventory of historic-age resources within the Division of St. John NRHP District.
This effort included documenting resources that had become historic age since the NRHP nomination was completed and noting buildings that no longer exist. CMEC evaluated the integrity of each historic-age building and assigned contributing or noncontributing status to each resource. CMEC historians also conducted a windshield survey of select resources outside of the Division of St. John, including properties in the Division of Spring.
As a result of the survey, CMEC recommends that the NRHP nomination for the Division of St. John be formally updated with the National Park Service and that the City establish a local historic district in Spring. Amending the NRHP nomination and establishing a local historic district in Spring could extend benefits, such as tax credits and grant opportunities, to property owners within these districts. In addition to assessing the properties as they relate to historic districts, CMEC evaluated eligibility for individual listing in the NRHP. Nine historic-age resources are recommended eligible for individual listing in the NRHP.
On April 10, 2018, the results of the survey will be presented at a Public Meeting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the City of Covington, Council Chambers located at 222 Kirkland Street in Covington, LA.
The Draft Covington Historic Resources Survey Report documents listed below can be viewed and downloaded at this link.
- Covington Results Presentation
- Covington Historic Resources Survey Report-Revised
- Covington Historic Resources Survey Report –Appendix A Maps
- Covington Historic Resources Survey Report – Appendix B Tables
- Covington Historic Resources Survey Report –Appendix – C Forms – Division of St. John
- Covington Historic Resources Survey Report –Appendix –D Forms Division of Spring and Others
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Nahketah Bagby, City Planner