At the New Orleans City Council Meeting on Thursday, April 24, Councilmember-At-Large Jacquelyn Clarkson presented a proclamation acknowledging Belleville Assisted Living Center in Algiers Point. Belleville Administrator Adelle Bergman proudly accepted the proclamation, which paid tribute to the site’s outstanding historic preservation efforts. The proclamation reads as follows:
Whereas, the City of New Orleans is renowned for its food, festivals, famous citizens and foreign visitors, and whereas, the City Council takes great pride in paying tribute to events and activities, now, therefore be it proclaimed by the City of New Orleans that the Council recognizes Belleville Assisted Living Facility, St. Luke’s Living Center. Congratulations on being one of our Landmark Achievements.
Belleville was selected by the Louisiana Landmarks Society earlier this year to receive an Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The award honors projects completed in Orleans Parish in 2012 or 2013 that represent outstanding examples of restoration or rehabilitation of historic buildings, as well as new construction in a historic district. Belleville was one of 15 projects that the Louisiana Landmarks Society honored with this distinction.
Belleville, which was preserved by Woodward Design and Build in 2012, formerly served as Belleville Elementary School before it withstood an extended period of vacancy that led to its deterioration. Today, the restored property contains many of the fine architectural aspects of the original buildings– the lofty ceilings, most of the windows, the wood floors and the exposed brick.
“Belleville feels more like luxurious downtown apartments than an assisted living facility. But not only is Belleville a beautiful place for our residents to call home, it has become a crowning jewel for the Algiers community. That’s something we’re extremely proud of,” says Belleville Administrator Adelle Bergman.