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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Historic Review of the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church, 5500 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana with linked PDF attachments "
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Name: Name redacted at the request of the author
City: New Orleans
Specific
property
affected:
5500 Paris Ave
Comments: I find it hard to believe that someone here posted that those opposed to the demolition have been disrespectfull of the Holy Cross proponents. Considering the volume of posts denigrating those who wish to keep the Church. We are all supposedly Christians and the anger towards each other and name calling is embarrassing. This Church was a large part of many peoples lives and is a shame that it may be torn down. How many more instittutions must we lose due to the failure of the "Federal Levees"? Instead of using FEMA funding to demolish this Church and also lose the historic Holy Cross location. Why not demand FEMA funds to rebuild both Holy Cross at it's current location and also to restore St. Frances Cabrini both the Church and School. Also we should have Redeemer rebuilt with federal funds. Many people have talked about compromise. This seems to be the best solution for all parties. Sorry about not posting my name, but with all of the anger I've seen exhibited on this site, I don't want to subject my family to any undue negative comments. Just suffice it to say that I'm not a disinterested "out-of towner". I grew up across the street from Cabrini, and I attended school and church there in the 60's.
My family was one of the founders of the parish. For those of you neighbors who think that the coming of Holy Cross will re-vitalize the neighorborhood, just look at their old neighborhood. It did nothing for them and won't for our area either. Save the Church and re-build the school. That's what built up the neighborhood before and can again for the future.