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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: Sharon Turner
City: Kenner, LA
Specific
property
affected:
St. Frances Cabrini Church
Comments: The designer of the roof knew NOTHING about roofs versus rain, and this roof has always LEAKED and been very EXPENSIVE to repair. The people who want this money trap preserved are not the ones who have to pay the bills for the inept roof design. I grew up in Cabrini Parish and my mother lived there until recently. Please allow Holy Cross to tear down this horrible millstone of a roof whose building is impossible to elevate and whose utilities and electrical wiring are all at ground level!!! The roof may be modern and interesting to look at, but it has always leaked, and the architect who designed it did NOT know anything about roofs, to judge from the results. He should have stuck to the drawing board or consulted an engineer.
A new, sensible church and school built by Holy Cross and future parishioners will revitalize the whole area, and may end up a TRUE Architectural Gem, worthy of the next generation's efforts at historic preservation. The present church is impractical trash and always has been.