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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: Kay Giepert
City: New Orleans,LA
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church, 5500 Paris Avenue
Comments: I may not be qualified to determine the historical significance of Cabrini Church but I feel I must make a stand on this issue. My family lived near Cabrini Church when I was in high school. We attended mass there occasionally although it was not our parish church. All I can remember about the church from back in the '70's is it's reputation for a leaky roof. I can remember pleas from the pulpit for contributions for roof repairs always. If this structure is so architecturally significant why does the roof leak so bad? And why does Holy Cross School need to be saddled with such a problem? Why did no one speak up at the time when Holy Cross was considering the move to this area? I t seem to me that the fate of the church is best determined by those most directly impacted by its existence or demolition. Why can't photos and drawings of the church be preserved in order to honor the historical and architectural significance that some people see in this structure. As someone who has rebuilt their home only a few miles from this address it upsets me to see this drag on. It is time for Cabrini to come down and allow for revitalization of that neighborhood.