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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: Thomas M. Ryan
City: New Orleans, Louisiana
Lafayette No 1, Lafayette No 2, Holt and Carrollton cemeteries
Comments: The proposed cottage demolition is an irreversible act that will unnecessarily destroy a defining characteristic of New Orleans' unique culture. Our historic city cemeteries have been neglected for decades and to accelerate their decline by demolishing the historic cottages is short-sighted and absolutely unnecessary as cost-effective alternatives are available. Preservationists and the City of New Orleans have common cause and should seek mutual understanding and cooperation rather than mistrust and acrimony.