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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Historic Review of Privately-Owned Residential Buildings Proposed for Demolition in Orleans Parish, Louisiana - Non-Collapsed Buildings Seeking Public Comment"
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Name: Simone Pilie Gordon
City: The Woodlands, TX
Specific
property
affected:
St. Francis Cabrini Church, 5500 Paris Ave. 70122
Comments: It broke my heart to see St. Francis Cabrini Church and school in ruins. I went there from K-6 and spent many wonderful hours in the church. I remember when the old church burned down, and this new wonderful church was built.

My parents still lived around the corner from the church during Katrina, and our family home was lost. My daughter and her fiance evacuated to Houston from Metairie and returned to New Orleans to help rebuild. They are redoing a house that had water just north of Robert E. Lee and St. Bernard.

Although it saddens me to think of tearing down all of my roots, it is time for my home, my school and my church to be torn down and allow for new construction. Holy Cross coming to this area would be a boon for the neighborhood and would revitalize a lovely part of town.

Please allow Holy Cross to rebuild at this location. It is time to allow for progress.