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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: Leigh Checkman
City: New Orleans, Louisiana
Phillis Wheatley School
Comments: The Wheatley school at this time is an empty shell waiting for renovation and reuse. Most of the main structure was not flooded, and it is an innovative design for a public space. Removing this building with no consideration for its repurposing possibilities would be a serious detriment to the surrounding neighborhood, and the money saved by the RSD in renovations of it could go to building another school in another part of the city that is desperately needed.

This building is quite sound. Don't tear it down.