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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Section 106 and NEPA Review of the City of New Orleans’ Proposal to Demolish the Sexton Cottages/Maintenance Buildings at Holt Cemetery, Lafayette No. 1 Cemetery, Lafayette No. 2 Cemetery, and Carrollton No. 1 Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA - Seeking Public Comment

See Addendum Update of April 26, 2013"

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Name: Janet Hays
City: New Orleans, LA
Specific
property
affected:
Cemetery sexton cottages at Holt, Lafayette No. 1 and 2
Comments: The demolition of the Sexton Cottages would certainly be a blow to our city. These historic structures are an invaluable contribution to what makes New Orleans unique, and why it is the destination of choice for many people around the country, and around the globe. My first visit to New Orleans was as a tourist to it's world famous Jazz Festival but I chose to stay and build my life here because it's not just another modern American City. It is a city that entertains us with endless stories whispered to us from the trees and structures that have stood here for centuries. It is a city that has much knowledge to impart to us through it's very existence. We are so fortunate to not have to learn it's history through the window of a museum but rather, we can see, touch, and smell it through it's architecture and feel that people buried below it's surface once stood where we stand. These cottages are not a hazard to anyone and can be restored. I am sure that FEMA will do the right thing and not destroy these precious gifts left to us by those who built them.