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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: Don Murphy '70
City: Kenner, LA
Specific
property
affected:
5500 Paris Avenue, New Orleans
Comments: What would have happened to this property if Hurricane Katrina had not occured? From all the discussions I have heard the building was costing the archdiocese huge sums of money to keep it habitable because the parishoners were not able to maintain it with the parish contributions. Where were all the preservationists then. This is like the whale on the beach that everyone becomes concerned about because its the humane thing to do but doesn't actively participate to save them after that crisis is over.

The Holy Cross School is along term solution for the viability of that site. If you delay this process too long you may destroy a 150 year tradition of educating young men in this city in favor of a 45 year old building. While I am a biased partcipant I have heard from many people with no connection to Holy Cross who also share this opinion and I hope FEMA will come to this realization.