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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: Ann Daigle
City: New Orleans, LA
Sexton Cottages in Holt, Lafayette #s1 & 2 and Carrollton #1 Cemeteries
Comments: Section 106 and NEPA reviews are meant to aid informed decision-making about the potentially negative impacts of federal actions on historic properties in communities and to ensure public voices are heard. I am opposed to the demolition of the sexton cottages at Holt, Lafayette #1 & #2 and Carrollton #1 cemeteries. These cottages each contribute uniquely to their related cemeteries, which in turn contribute to their places in the community. The cottages are important civic structures and integral not just to the built fabric and cultural landscape of our City, but to the historic understanding of functioning cemeteries of their eras. As a valuable tourist attraction, our cemeteries are a part of New Orleans' economic engine and these cottages are an integral part of the cemetery story. They should be recognized as important to our community just as the grave sites are.