Natchitoches Historic District

Roughly bounded by 2nd, 4th, Jefferson, and Parie Sts. and Williams and College Aves., Natchitoches, Louisiana



Established by the French in 1714, Natchitoches was a trading center on the Red River and an important link in pack train trails. The historic district has a mixture of architecture from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, April 16, 1984

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 5, 1974
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian; Colonial; Other architectural type; Boussilage
Areas of significance
Commerce; Exploration/Settlement; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Business
Current functions
Single dwelling; Business
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 390