||These buildings are recognized by music experts around the world as the most significant structures still standing that are connected to the origins of jazz. Before and At the turn of the 20th century, these buildings played a major role in the development of America's great musical art form known as Jazz. They are suffering from demolition by neglect and are badly in need of attention, care, and of being protected from further deterioration. They are public treasures and should be treated as such. An historic music, arts and culture district should be created with them at the hub to celebrate their history and the important role they played in the making of New Orleans and world culture.