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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: peter gardner
City: new orleans
Comments: The Cabrini church is obviously a significant landmark due to its design and construction. If the building is knocked down, it will go down in historic architectural books as a treasure lost. Although the design may not be appreciated today, as many 19th century buildings were not apreciated in the 1950's, it will go down in history as an architecturally significant building that should have been saved. From what I have viewed, the sanctuary, with its wide span, could be re-adapted for use as an auditorium, or gymnasium. I want Holy Cross to relocate there, but their site plans seem to indicate a generic plan that would fit any generic site, not the gentilly site. With a mild amount of creativity they could probably readapt the existing space as well as use historic restoration tax credits and GO-Zone credits to accomplish their new High School