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Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Section 106 Review of State of Louisiana, LA Dept of Education/Recovery School District (RSD) Proposal to Demolish and Replace the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, 2300 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA - Seeking Public Comment"
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Name: David Bess
City: New Orleans, LA
Specific
property
affected:
Wheatley School
Comments: The attitude seems to be that unless it's at least 100 years old, it can't possibly be worth preserving. This is a building of international repute, and it borders on the criminal to demolish it. Creative re-use could give the neighborhood not only a beautiful school building, but an iconic structure for the whole city to take pride in. We've lost so much in the name of recovery---we need to give more thought to the fabric of the city we want to leave to our successors.