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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
Specific
property
affected:
St. Frances Cabrini Church
Comments: As property owners at 1359 Mendez Drive, and as parents of one child who attended St. Frances Cabrini School, we have fond memories of the church and school. However, just as the Archdiocese has closed other churches in lieu of demographic shifts, we can accept the change for Cabrini church and the Holy Cross use of the property for their present and future needs. Our decision to rebuild is heavily connected to our hopes for the school's success. I worked at a recognized historic church, Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Jude Shrine. St. Frances Cabrini, while dear to many hearts, cannot be seriously considered an historic place of worship.