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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
Comment 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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Name: Gary Cruice
City: Lafayette, LA
Specific
property
affected:
t. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church, 5500 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana
Comments: 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 in New Orleans. The building itself has no real value, yet this debate stalls recovery efforts. A city needs to be rebuilt -- that doesn't mean that each building will be restored or completely refurbished.