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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: Prentiss Ave. Lifelong Resident
City: New Orleans, LA
Specific
property
affected:
5500 Paris Ave., 70122
Comments: I remember standing on my front lawn with the neighbors watching the old Cabrini Church burn down. I also remember going to mass in St. Joseph's gym for a while after that. I also remember the new church being built. I didn't like it then & I still don't like it today.I think it should have been torn down years ago. Also, I don't remember being asked if I wanted that monstrosity in my neighborhood when it was built. I don't understand how a building that is younger than most of the surrounding neighborhood could be architecturally significant when the rest of the neighborhood is not. Architects experimenting with open plans to facilitate Vatican II ideas are not enough to proclaim that a building should be preserved.
I guess if we save Cabrini Church, we should save something equally ridiculous, like housing projects. Wait a minute, I think there's a campaign to preserve them ,too. Oh well, at least they're more useful.