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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: Name redacted at the request of the author
City: New Orleans, Louisiana (Gentilly)
Specific
property
affected:
SFC, 5500 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, LA
Comments: I have lost almost all hope that New Orleans will ever learn how to preserve its history while embracing modernization. The popular options in this debate, as in so many others in the past, extend only to "demolish and replace" or "leave to rot through neglect". It is by sheer luck, and some fortuitous neglect, that what has survived until now has not already been lost. SFC is just one more example. When Gentilly becomes just one more pre-fabricated monolith to modern ease and convenience, my small home will be put on the market and I will try to find some other area that is strong enough to resist the alluring appeal of swapping its past for easy money. At least Houstonians have the courage to openly admit that they don't care about the past...