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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:
5500 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
Comments: There is no finer example of this style of architecture in the entire city of New Orleans. To tear down a structure of this quality is to tear down a part of this area's history. In 50 years, when people are wondering why there is no example from this architectural period, we shall say that Holy Cross destroyed it and FEMA and the New Orleans City Council went along with it.

We have lost so much because of this storm. Please do not allow this beautiful architectural treasure to be lost as well. I hope FEMA, the HDLC, and The National Trust for Historic Preservation will stand strong against the ignorance of those who do not understand the importance of this landmark structure. There is obviously room for Holy Cross to compromise. The amount of land without the church is plenty enough to build a fine campus for Holy Cross. It, in fact, is more land than Jesuit High School is built on.

We tell the world that the most unique thing about New Orleans is our cultural assets, yet in this debate, it seems that only certain traditons and cultural assets are important. Who will make the next "decision" to abandon the next cultural asset this city has to offer?