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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Section 106 and NEPA Review of the City of New Orleans’ Proposal to Demolish the Sexton Cottages/Maintenance Buildings at Holt Cemetery, Lafayette No. 1 Cemetery, Lafayette No. 2 Cemetery, and Carrollton No. 1 Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA - Seeking Public Comment

See Addendum Update of April 26, 2013"

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Name: Helena Henderson
City: New Orleans, LA
Specific
property
affected:
Sexton Cottages in Holt, Lafayette Cemetaries 1 and 2, and Carollton Cemetaries in New Orleans
Comments: These are New Orleans' cemetaries, the sacred grounds where New Orleanians are buried. New Orleans is the most diverse and culturally interesting city in America whose history, culture and traditions reveal themselves as stories told through our cemetaries. No other city in America buries their dead as we do.

This is holy ground, with holy structures and holy places that should not be disturbed other than to preserve. Human remains and archaeological artificats would be disturbed by these demolitions. In adidtion, these cottages are either on the National Register of Historic Places or qualify to be on the National Register. Please use the Preservation Resource Center as a reference to explain why these hallowed grounds should be preserved if you are from outside Louisiana and don't understand.