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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: Helen G Turner
City: Mandeville, LA
Specific
property
affected:
St. Frances Cabrini Church - Paris Avenue - New Orleans, LA
Comments: Being a former parishioner, but, being more interested in preserving the Catholic aspect of Catholicism, I strongly promote the unique
Most Holy Trinity concept of this historically "modern" designed church. It is, however, imperative that the faulty roof material be corrected. The St Frances Cabrini Church was awarded an " Architecural Award."
It may not have been given had the leaky roof been known.
The structure of St Frances Cabrini Church was most symbolic; The nightmare was that thin roof! It was Fr. Benard O'Brian's constant complaint when he was pastor. Ironically, at his funeral buckets were everywhere. It made the stormy day even more depressingly sad. I felt that he was glad to be relieved of that "holy" church's assignment!
I applaud Holy Cross for their future endeavor. The location was very
well chosen. The renewal of New Orleans and surrounding areas depends on the efforts of Catholic education provided by the Order of the Holy Cross.
I fully agree with the Texan who suggested a compromise! Please take that superb plan to restore this historic building as a performing arts center with perhaps the name:
"The St. Frances Cabrini Katrina Memorial Arts Center"
Please compromise and let it be a peaceful renewal of life for all. We, who have lived in Louisiana, have greatly suffered. Thank you, in advance, for every effort you make toward preacefully resolving this worldwide issue.

Helen G Turner