It is with a great sense of sorrow and loss that Louisiana Landmarks Society mourns the passing of one of the preservation greats, Mary Louise Christovich.
Mrs. Christovich was the embodiment of a life filled with achievements that have and will continue to benefit all of Louisiana. She was a prolific author, teacher, historian, advocate, fundraiser, preservationist, innovator and role model. Mary Louise Christovich was the quintessential Grande Dame of preservation – hearkening back to the heroic likes of Elizabeth Werlein and later Martha Robinson – but, of course, with her own unique spin.
Mrs. Christovich served on countless boards, volunteering her talent and energy for decades for the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Louisiana State Museum, Friends of the Cabildo, the Louisiana Council for the Vieux Carre, the Central Business District Improvement Association, and the Preservation Resource Center. As a supporter of Louisiana Landmarks Society, she...Read more