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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: Timothy Rodrigue
City: Baton Rouge, LA
Specific
property
affected:
Cabrini Church
Comments: I must first preface this by saying that I attended Holy Cross from 5th through 12th grade. I grew up there. I made lifelong friends there. Holy Cross will always be a part of me, and I will always be a part of it. Before I became a Holy Cross Man, and ever since, I have heard of the good works done by the Holy Cross Family. I know how important a part Holy Cross has played in the history of New Orleans. It traces its history back to a time when New Orleans was in dire need of someone to take care of the city's children when their parents succumbed to Yellow Fever. The Brothers of Holy Cross took on that crusade. In doing so they laid the foundation of what would ultimately become a institution that instilled in young men a tremendous education and core values that alumni and their families live by daily. I am proud to say that I am an alumnus and that I most definitely would not be where I am today if not for the mentors and family that guided me through my formative years at Holy Cross. Now, more than ever, it is important that we save the parts of New Orleans that deserve to be saved. Hard decisions most certainly need to be made, but when everything is taken into consideration, this should be an easy decision. Holy Cross is still a vital part of New Orleans. The church located at 5500 Paris Avenue does not hold that distinction. I would ask that you allow the deconstruction of the building currently located there to ensure that Holy Cross will forever be a part of New Orleans. Thank you for your consideration.