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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
Comments on "Public Notice Regarding Historic Review of Privately-Owned Residential Buildings Proposed for Demolition in Orleans Parish, Louisiana - Non-Collapsed Buildings Seeking Public Comment"
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Date of Comment Comment Name
City, State
2/26/2007 I'm very angry and saddened by the opposition to remove Cabrini Church to build Holy Cross school. This is the best opportunity for the revatilization of the whole Gentilly neighborhood. However ,the self ordained preservationists prevent all of us...     read more Ha Hoang
New Orleans, LA 70122 
2/26/2007 Go to SQUANDEREDHERITAGE.COM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and see important things being torn down including all the stuff fema is tearing down.
Name redacted at request of author
new orleans 
2/26/2007 It broke my heart to see St. Francis Cabrini Church and school in ruins. I went there from K-6 and spent many wonderful hours in the church. I remember when the old church burned down, and this new wonderful church was built.

My parents ...     read more
Simone Pilie Gordon
The Woodlands, TX 
2/26/2007 I and my 5 sisters and a gaggle of cousins in the Frey family all attended St. Francis Cabrini School. I graduated from St. joseph Academy which was across the street. My son attended St. Francis Cabrini. All family events were from this church and R...     read more Joanne Frey
Seward, Alaska 
2/26/2007 I, for the life of me, cannot understand why FEMA is finding the St. Francis Xavier Church building an historic building other than they don't want to spend the money to demolish the building so Holy Cross can not only build on that land but also rev...     read more Elizabeth "Betty" Burgess
formerly of Gentilly - now in Metairie, Louisiana 
2/26/2007 The removal of the cabrini building is vital to the restoration of the Gentilly area. With the construction of Holy Cross High school in this area the community as a whole will prosper. Holy Cross will most definitly bring in new life blood, raise pr...     read more Michael N. Kleamenakis Jr.
Metairie, Louisiana 
2/26/2007 My attachment to Cabrini Church is very strong. My husband and I attended Cabrini from K - 6th and 7th. Both of us received our First Communion there, were confirmed there, married there, as were my brother and sister, too. Both of my children wer...     read more Julie Haro Grenier
Sugar Land, Texas 
2/26/2007 Francis Cabrini Church has been in need of repair for years and is not even old enough to be considered historical site. Holy Cross High School would bring this area back to life and give New Orleans a fighting chance at recovery that is so desperat...     read more Catherine Daigle
New Orleans, LA  
2/26/2007 The site in question WAS a church. The Archdiocese doesn't now use it as a place of worship and has said the building will not be used as such in the future. However, an institution with a long history in New Orleans is trying to use the site to stay...     read more Gary Cruice
Lafayette, LA 
2/26/2007 Moving from New Orleans to Savannah, GA has been a strain. I can immagine the strain that those who have stayed are still facing. But, not everything build Pre-Katrina is an historic property.

The preponderance of evidence in this instance p...     read more
Name redacted at request of author
Savannah, GA 
2/26/2007 Why hold on to a building that has been a maintenance headache???
The Archdiocese does not have the money to maintain this damaged building, but a wonderful school could replace it, thus enhancing a neighborhood THAT NEEDS ENHANCING !!!

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Name redacted at request of author
metairie, LA 
My roots in St. Frances Cabrini Parish are strong and deep. I had the privilege of serving as principal of the school from 1971-1976. For the next 10 years I lived/worked from St. Joseph's Provincial House on Mirabeau Avenue. Both of my parent...     read more
Sr. Cynthia Sabathier, CSJ
Baton Rouge, Louisiana