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Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Section 106 Review of State of Louisiana, LA Dept of Education/Recovery School District (RSD) Proposal to Demolish and Replace the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, 2300 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA - Seeking Public Comment"
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Name: Roland Solinski
City: New Orleans, LA
Comments: I wholeheartedly oppose RSD's proposal to demolish the Phillis Wheatley School. Not only does it have a wonderful Modernist design that is part of a vanishing era of the city's culture, but it is also a well-built building. Its unusual elevated design met elevation guidelines before those guidelines even existed. This may very well have limited the damage the building sustained in the flood after Katrina. Because of these design elements and the smart thinking of its architects, Phillis Wheatley School is not only a part of the city's history, but an example for its future.