A Feature on the TEP Center by the National Trust and J.P. Morgan Chase

The National Trust for Historic Preservation interviewed Jonathan Leit about the Tate, Etienne and Prevost Center (TEP Center), which was awarded the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award in 2023. The Leona Tate Foundation for Change, Inc. and Alembic Community Development are honored to be co-recipients of this award, as the Driehaus Awards are the highest national recognition presented upon preservation projects by the National Trust.

“We’re also strong advocates for shifting preservation’s traditional focus from a building’s architecture towards a greater prioritization of the diverse historic narratives and community members who have created our shared history. In order to advance this effort, the Department of Interior Standards as well as their application through the federal and state historic credit programs need to evolve. We hope the TEP Center is a model of the magic that can happen when preservation practitioners, community members and developers are all aligned” (Leit).

J.P. Morgan Chase, the federal Historic Tax Credit investor, for the TEP Center, worked with the Leona Tate Foundation for Change to create a 360-degree virtual tour of the TEP Interpretive Center. We are grateful for their commitment to preserving history in new and innovative ways that work toward increasing the TEP Center’s reach and impact.