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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: HC Supporter
City: New Orleans
Specific
property
affected:
SFC building
Comments: Cabrini church supporters do not understand one very important fact. The church will NOT function as a church with masses, Baptisms, weddings, etc. anymore. The final mass was said in Sept. of last year. ALL parishioners were invited. An announcement was made at ALL churches throughout the archdiocese to invite SFC people to a meeting held prior to that mass to discuss the future of the site. It was decided then to go with the HC plan which would revive the neighborhood. Saving a building is rediculous. It would cost over $1 million to maintain per year and it does NOT fit into the plans for a new state-of-the art campus. Remove it. Place it in an area that would enable people to visit. BUT, who would pay for that? The cost for continuing this argument is too high. It is at the expense of a traditional school for boys and the future of a wonderful area in NO.