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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: Cynthia Conn Swindler
City: New Roads, Louisiana
Specific
property
affected:
1495 Gardena Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
Comments: My family home is located two blocks away from St. Francis Cabrini-Redeemer Seton property in Oak Park. We have owned the house since 1951. I was baptized, made by First Communion, Confirmation and was married in St. Francis Cabrini Church. I have wonderful memories of the church. I also remember the fire that destroyed our original church. However, I strongly believe that the Church was not of historical value pre-Katrina and is not now especially in its current condition. I urge you to demolish the Church in order for Holy Cross to purchase and expand the campus. The relocation of Holy Cross High School to this neighborhood will have a tremendous impact on this neighborhood and we are dependent on their move to urge residents to come back and rebuild and encourage new families to this area.