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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: Thomas Long
City: Lafayette, LA
Specific
property
affected:
Cabrini Church
Comments: To Julie Ford and David Galsgow, who use the slippery slope argument of "dangerous precedent" do you recall the purpose of organizations such as the Preservation Resource Council or the View Carre Commission?

The PRC's collective mind on what is "architecturally signficant" carries great weight. They disagree with you.

The VCC came of age when the 300 block of Bourbon which included several contiguous nineteenth-century residential buildings. What stands now, is a quintessentially New Orleans landmark, the Royal Sonesta.

Cabrini, as a church, is lost. What stands to replace it will not only be a treasure, but a source of neighborhood renewal.


And in conclusion Julie, yes, you do sound mighty condecending.