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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
Comment on "Public Notice NHPA/NEPA1 Seeking Public Comment for FEMA-funded Demolition of House of Detention, 2735 Perdido Street, New Orleans"
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Name: Zachary Lazar
City: New Orleans, LA
House of Detention
Comments: I'm writing to urge that the House of Detention be available to journalists, writers, historians, photographers, artists, and other interested parties to document before its destruction. The building is a repository of crucial historical importance at a time in which criminal justice is receiving unprecedented attention and consideration. To envision what the future should look like, we need a clear and deep vision of the past. Documenting the existing building will an invaluable asset in this work that could not be more important.

Zachary Lazar
Professor, Tulane University