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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: Christopher Wang
City: New Orleans, LA
Comments: In response to an earlier post. Holy Cross was not a mediocre school. It was a good enough school to get me in to Emory University in Atlanta. I owe a lot of who I am today to the time I spent at that school.

I am saddened by the continued debate about the project. Holy Cross never hid its intention to tear down the church. It is less than 50 years old. I am also saddened by rhetoric of an insinuation of Holy Cross blackmailing the community.

It is their choice where to rebuild and how if they do not want to keep the church in their plans so be it. Let them tear it down. If it is considered Historic (which I personally just do not see) let Holy cross move on. The fact is Holy Cross is needed in that Neighborhood and will do a lot more good than harm.

My question is if it is determined to be a significant building what will happen to the Church. The Archdiocese is certainly not going to spend the money to rebuild it. And no one else is going to come up with the money to renovate and keep up such a large facility. It will sit there empty and decrepit until it falls down. Why not memorialize it now and allow progress to move forward.