The Godchaux-Reserve House Historical Society is a non-profit organization whose mailing address is P. O. Box 234, Reserve, Louisiana 70084. This organization was formed in 1996, by concerned citizens in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana dedicated to restoring this historical site and enhancing the cultural life of St. John the Baptist Parish.
National Register of Historic Places
In March of 1994, the Godchaux-Reserve House was
placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
State Preservation Director, Jonathan Fricker, wrote about the project, "This is an ongoing story of a titanic struggle to preserve an enormous Creole Plantation house. The house is one of Louisiana's oldest structures and in some ways embodies the state's unique history. It speaks not only of the wealth and importance of the historic sugar industry but also of the prominence of free people of color in the decades prior to the Civil War. Restoring the massive house remains a challenge, to put it mildly, but the situation is much improved since 1992 when the house was all but lost."