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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
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: Sue Keevers
City: Boulder, Colorado
Specific
property
affected:
5500 Paris Avenue, 70122
Comments: As a 35-year member of the St. Frances Cabrini Parish, I'd like to voice my opinion that the church be demolished to make way for an historic New Orleans school - Holy Cross. The Curtis and Davis design of the church was distinctive, but as a parishioner, I know it was extremely problematic and carried a hefty price in constant repair and maintenance. That building was the outgrowth of a thriving community That community is no more. What is needed at that site in the new reality is a bustling school, sounds of young men at play, and an economic and spiritual engine to rebuild a community that needs exactly the sort of hope that the school will bring.