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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: richard & jean tiemann
City: harvey, la
Specific
property
affected:
st. francis cabrini church 500 paris ave., new orleans, la
Comments: since st. francis cabrini church is neither historic nor architectually significant, we strongly support its demolition to make way for holy cross which is a truly historic institution serving the new orleans community for more than one hundred years. those who seek to preserve this structure do so out of loyalty to their friend and mentor. however, such devotion is not evidence of historic importance wothy of preservation of a structure that has significant design flaws aswell as storm damage. due to the cost of repair and dwindling membership, the structure is no longer viable for use as a place of worship. rather than allowing the building to continue as blighted property, the church and its parishoners have chosen to not live in the past but to move forward and allow holy cross to build and inject much needed vitality into the area. we support this plan for a great future for both the school and neighborhood and hope it will not be derailed by a few misguided individuals.