Mary Louise Christovich
Mrs. Christovich's career has been devoted to education and to the preservation of Louisiana architecture. She began as an elementary public school teacher in New Orleans and then worked in the public relations department of the New Orleans Public School Board. She has served as secretary of the Newcomb Alumnae Association, board member of Metairie Park Country Day Corporation, and president of their parent association. On numerous occasions, she has been asked to speak to historical and educational organizations such as the National College Art Association, Tulane's School of Architecture, and Newcomb College.
Louisiana and the city of New Orleans have benefited greatly from Mrs. Christovich's dedication and enthusiasm. For almost 30 years, she served in various capacities as a volunteer with the Louisiana State Museum, and was a charter member and past president of the Friends of the Cabildo. Mary Louise Christovich is best known, however, for her leadership in preservation organizations. She co-founded and has presided over the Louisiana Council for the Vieux Carre, the Central Business District Improvement Association, and the Preservation Resource Center. Her dedication to Felicity Redevelopment and similar organizations around the city has been rewarded by her peers.