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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: Nick Prindle '11
City: Terrytown, LA
Specific
property
affected:
5500 Paris Avenue New Orleans, LA
Comments: I love Holy Cross. I loved walking among the oaks, eating in the Huddle, swimming in the pool, playing on the Middle School field, and gathering with my Holy Cross family in the gym for special events and for the regular stuff. I loved the stairwells, the lockers, the personalized classrooms, and the familiarity with everything going on at school. I loved to say how great Holy Cross was to anyone who asked how I liked school. In a flash, the school, as I knew it, was destroyed and/or inaccessible. Since Katrina, I have prayed for the return of those simple things I took for granted and for the blessing of a repaired or new campus for me and all the other students. Two school years will have come and gone before any rebuilding of our school takes place. Probably two more years will pass before the new campus classrooms and other buildings will be ready to use. It seems like a lifetime to me. I want so badly to move forward and so do my friends. FEMA appears to be more concerned with the potential adverse effects to "historic" properties than the real adverse effects to the human lives that have been caught up in this process of procrastination and red tape. Holy Cross will eventually rebuild a campus that is bigger and better for generations to come. But I just want to walk carefree again under the oaks with my friends and classmates sooner rather than later. Please give us that opportunity.