The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans held the 32nd annual Julia Jump on March 20 at the Louisiana Superdome’s Bienville Club Lounge. (Views of the city’s skyline are breathtaking from within the lounge.)

As New Orleans residents are known to celebrate the moment while embracing the past, it was fitting that the PRC’s theme was “The Old & The New, Standing Side by Side.”

Guests arrived at the Superdome for 6:30 p.m. patron party, which offered a sneak preview of the silent auction items, while the Zion Harmonizers performed. At 8 p.m., the Jump officially began.

The Julia Jump featured a musical performance by the Bucktown All-Stars, a silent auction, a raffle and food provided by various restaurants including Feelings Café, Leidenheimer Baking Co., and Ralph Brennan’s BACCO. Among the dozens of sponsors were leading sponsors Chase, Chevron, Bisso, Towboat Co., Inc, Continental Underwriters Ltd. and Mr. and Mrs. H. Elder Brown Jr. Co-chairs of the event were Suzanne Perlis and Kathleen Vogt Robert. Denise and Doug Thornton were honorary chairs.

The Preservation Resource Center was founded in 1974 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of preservation, restoration and revitalization of New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods. Funds raised at the Julia Jump support the PRC’s Operation Comeback, Rebuilding Together, education, outreach, advocacy, African American heritage preservation, preservation easements and the PRC’s publication, Preservation in Print.