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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, louisiana
Specific
property
affected:
Cabrini chuirch
Comments: Right on Maria, as an actual preservationist whose home was flooded to the roof in Lakeview - yes it is a "new" home(50 years old), it was not destroyed, because the Mississippi gulf coast was destroyed, not New Orleans- I agree with you on most of your points, but there should be some sort of anchor at Cabrini. Your right in that most New Orleans' preservationists are old people who think the only problems are in the Garden District and French quarter, (we were fighting for the French quarter and GD sixty years ago), I think those neighborhoods are safe and yet those people still go to Commanders Palace and Galatoire's. I go into neighborhoods across the city and I know that we will lose thousands of buildings. In 20 years when we look at an aerial map of New Orleans and realize how much it resembles Detroit (if anyone has ever seen an aerial map of Detroit, he or she would see that parts of Detroit have even so thoroughly demolished that the areas have turned into urban prairies). In 20 years when we realize we lost a great piece of architecture from a renowned architect, as well as thousands of other significant homes, we will realize the stupidly of our actions. By then, however, it will be too late. Save Cabrini!